Chocolate Brownie w/a Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl

Chocolate Brownies w/a Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl:

*Prep Time: 10 min.  *Cook Time: 40 min.  *Difficulty:  Easy  *Servings: 9-12

  • 1 1/3 c. All Purpose Flour
  • 2 c. Sugar
  • 3/4 c. Cocoa Powder
  • 2/3 c. Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 4 Eggs (Slightly Beaten)
For the Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl:
  • 4 oz. of ROOM TEMPERATURE Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 c. Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 3/4 c. Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 tsp. Pumpkin Spice
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a sieve.  
  3. Sift into a large mixing bowl.
  4. To the dry ingredients add the vanilla, eggs, and oil.
  5. Mix and fold the batter together using a rubber spatula so that you do not over mix.
  6. To a greased baking dish, add the batter.
  7. For the pumpkin cheesecake swirl, add the puree, cream cheese, egg, sugar, and vanilla to a bowl and mix together.
  8. Pour the pumpkin over the brownie batter and gently spread around.
  9. Using a butter knife swirl in the pumpkin to the batter, top to bottom, and side to side.  You will see the swirl take shape.
  10. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  11. After 20 minutes remove from oven, cover with foil, and return to oven.*
  12. Bake 15-20 more minutes.
  13. Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes.
  14. Sever and enjoy!
*Spray the foil with non-stick spray to keep it from sticking.