Pumpkin Brownies Recipe

This pumpkin brownies dessert recipe features a layer of decadent chocolate brownies topped with a smooth and creamy pumpkin layer for the best of both worlds.

From the Capper's Farmer recipe archive
Fall 2018

  • pumpkin brownies
    Pumpkin Brownies are rich and delicious.
    Photo by Getty/rojoimages
  • pumpkin brownies

Yield: 24 servings

Enjoy learning about and choosing the best varieties of pumpkins, squash and other colorful fall fruits to incorporate into your favorite recipes!


Brownie Layer:

  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Pumpkin Layer:

  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 to 6 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • Orange food coloring, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with parchment paper, and set aside.

To make Brownie Layer:

  1. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until smooth. Add the vanilla and eggs, and beat until smooth.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Add to creamed mixture in thirds, beating well after each addition. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Spoon brownie batter into the prepared pan, and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. Set aside to cool completely.

To make Pumpkin Layer:

  1. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together the butter, pumpkin, and vanilla until blended.
  2. Add salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and 1 cup powdered sugar, and beat until smooth. Continue adding powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until mixture reaches the consistency of a thick frosting. Add a few drops of food coloring, if desired, and mix well.
  3. Spread pumpkin mixture over cooled brownie layer in pan.

To serve:

  1. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

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