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Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies (with Keto option)

These Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies are our favorite fall tradition. There’s an original recipe as well as a keto-friendly printable!

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I finally tried out these brownies. I couldn’t wait any longer because I really wanted one. BAD. And I knew they’d probably be blog-worthy, and I haven’t posted a recipe in a while.

The brownie part of these was especially good. Even the batter. I had to make a valiant effort to pry the spatula out of my little girl’s hands before she made a complete mess of herself.

It was the first time she’d ever had a spatula to lick all by herself, and you’d think I’d put her in a room with 100 kittens. She was so happy until Mom ruined everything.

I loved the pumpkin-chocolate combination, and I thought the touch of cinnamon in the brownie batter married the two flavors beautifully.

I think I might add a little more next time. (The original recipe had 2 tsp, and I was a little chicken to use that much.) I love fall baking.

And now I have an opened can of pumpkin I need to use.

(By the way, if you’re interested in making homemade pumpkin puree, check out this post: How to Cook Pumpkin in an Instant Pot.)



If you make this recipe, be sure to post it to social media and tag me at @perrysplate or #perrysplate so I can send you some love!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This is one of the oldest and most beloved recipes on my site! This is the original version in all of it's flour and sugar glory.


Brownie Batter

  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Cheesecake Batter

  • 6 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 T flour
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp each ground ginger and ground cloves


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8x8" or an 11x7" baking pan.
  2. For the Brownies: Beat together melted butter, sugar, and vanilla, then beat in eggs one at a time.
  3. Combine dry ingredients in small bowl, and then gradually stir into butter mixture by hand.
  4. For the Cheesecake: In another bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in remainder of ingredients until smooth.
  5. Spread about 2/3 of chocolate batter into prepared pan. Spread the pumpkin batter over top, distributing evenly.
  6. Drop the remaining brownie batter over cheesecake batter. To make the swirls, run a butter knife back and forth through the pan.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and the center doesn't jiggle when you nudge the pan.
  8. Cool completely and chill before cutting and serving. (Are you kidding me? I couldn't wait that long. Just don't eat them all while they're warm because they taste even better chilled.)
Nutrition Information
Yield 16 Serving Size 1 1/6th
Amount Per Serving Calories 225Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 69mgSodium 149mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 1gSugar 17gProtein 3g

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies  (Keto Version)

Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies (Keto Version)

Yield: 16 2-inch brownies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Here's the low-carb version of our favorite pumpkin brownies!



  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 4 ounces 100% cacao baking chocolate
  • 3/4 cup erythritol sweetener (or preferred low carb granulated sweetener) 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 4 ounces softened full-fat cream cheese (organic, if possible) 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup erythritol sweetener
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8x8 or 9x9 inch baking pan with non-stick spray.
    2. To make the brownies, melt the butter and baking chocolate in a medium saucepan over low heat. Don't let it boil. Remove from heat.
    3. Whisk in the sugar, vanilla, and eggs. Whisk for about 30 seconds until the mixture is smooth. Stir in the rest of the brownie ingredients until combined. Pour 2/3 of the brownie mixture into the prepared pan. Set aside the rest.
    4. To make the cheesecake layer, beat the cream cheese and egg together very well. Add the remaining ingredients and continue beating until smooth. Spread it on top of the brownie layer in the baking pan.
    5. Take the reserved brownie mixture and add it to the top of the cheesecake layer in spoonfuls. Use a knife to swirl the top a bit.
    6. Bake for 1 hour until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Nutrition Information
Yield 16 Serving Size 2 inch brownie
Amount Per Serving Calories 194Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 66mgSodium 128mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 3gSugar 1gProtein 4g

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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Monday 11th of October 2021

Three things: 1) Leftover pumpkin freezes beautifully (I freeze it in 1/2 cup portions. I add to smoothies and pancake batter. 2) My cookster uncle taught me to add fresh-ground nutmeg to any recipe that calls for cinnamon, and it is wonderful. 3) To kick up the chocolate flavor in brownies, my friend adds 1 tsp. of finely ground espresso powder. We call them "crack brownies" because they are so addictive!

Saucy Spatula

Wednesday 24th of October 2012

Thanksgiving Dessert? Already put this down on my menu!


Sunday 24th of April 2011

mmm - one of my absolute favorite recipes!


Sunday 26th of September 2010

Just made them today and they took maybe 20-25 minutes to make from start to oven time. They were SUPER easy and look wonderful. I haven't tasted the final product yet though because they're chilling in the fridge waiting to be eaten by friends at a dinner tomorrow night. But I cannot wait to try them! And yes the 8x8 worked perfectly. Cooked them for 35 even though they could have used a couple minutes more, I like my brownies somewhat gooey.

Natalie @ Perrys' Plate

Saturday 25th of September 2010

xannagx - I don't think you need to make any changes in temp or baking time. The original recipe called for the 8x8, but I've used the 11x7 pan every time and baked it for about 35 minutes. It may need a couple extra minutes, but probably not more than the 35-40 minute window stated in the recipe. Good luck!

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