Marbled pumpkin chocolate brownies

    1 hour

    If you love spiced pumpkin cake and chocolate brownies, this is the dessert for you. Spiced pumpkin cake batter is swirled with a double chocolate brownie batter, then baked to perfection. The wonderful warm spices from the pumpkin cake complement the rich chocolate flavours from the brownie. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 100g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 175g unsalted butter, melted
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 3 eggs
    • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
    • 85g dark chocolate chips
    • 125g pumpkin puree
    • 65g chopped walnuts
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease an 20x20cm baking tin. Stir the flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl.
    2. In another bowl, stir together the melted butter, sugar and vanilla extract; beat in the eggs one at a time with a spoon. Gradually add the flour mixture and stir the batter until it is evenly moistened. Divide the batter in half in two separate bowls.
    3. Into one bowl of batter, blend the cocoa powder and chocolate chips. In the second bowl of batter, stir in the pumpkin puree, walnuts, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
    4. Spread 1/2 of the chocolate batter into the bottom of the prepared baking tin and follow with 1/2 of the pumpkin batter. Repeat the layers, ending with a pumpkin layer and drag a kitchen knife or small spatula gently through the layers in a swirling motion, to create a marbled effect.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until the brownies begin to pull away from the sides of the tin and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool in the tin, cut into squares and serve.

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    We all loved it  -  03 Dec 2012


    These are nice, but mine turned out more like cake than brownie. I think next time, instead of marbling the mixture, I will try what I see in some of the photos - doing one brownie layer and top that with the pumpkin layer, no marbling. The flavours are really nice and it was indeed very moist.  -  23 Nov 2015


    This is a delicious fall brownie. I admit I am partly responsible for authoring this recipe, but I don't think I've had a better brownie, and my girlfriend has made some serious brownies in the past. Using her already deliciously moist and dense brownie recipe as a base, the pumpkin component makes this easily the moistest baked good I've ever had. It's exactly what you'd get if a brownie and a slice of pumpkin pie had a baby.  -  22 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)