1 family-size brownie mix (for 9x13 pan)
eggs, oil and water according to package directions
6 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 C pumpkin
6 tbsp sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, optional
Topping: Chocolate chips, nuts, etc. (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray. In mixing bowl prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Pour 2/3 batter into bottom of baking pan; set aside. In separate mixing bowl cream together cream cheese and pumpkin. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Drop by spoonfuls over chocolate layer. Take remaining chocolate batter and drop over top of pumpkin layer. Using a butter knife, pull knife through batter, first length-wise and then cross-wise until achieving desired swirl look. Sprinkle with chocolate chips or chopped nuts if desired. Bake 40-45 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely before cutting. Store leftovers in airtight container.
I know, I know - don't say it. It looks like a cat crapped all over my brownies. But seriously, once you smell this pumpkin batter, you will agree these are delish!
My purdy swirl design...
I added semi-sweet chocolate chips to mine just to add a little more to the presentation, since I was taking it to a party.
The finished product! Yummm!