Friday, November 25, 2016

Pumpkin Layer Brownies

Let the holiday baking begin. I was asked to bake something for Thanksgiving and when I asked what was requested I was told whatever I wanted.......oh boy the possibilities. My mom then requested the "play dough" cookies (on a previous post) so I did make those in Thanksgiving colors but then wanted to try something new. I typically make Pumpkin/Squash pies and tarts but wanted to change it up. I mean anything with chocolate has to be good (if you don't like chocolate than that is your issue and problem :) ) Enjoy ( I suggest with a nice cold glass of milk).

  • 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup  unsalted butter softened
  • 1 and  1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (NOT PIE FILLING)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup caramel bits 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a brownie pan with parchment paper. 
  • In a medium bowl stir the flour, baking powder, and salt together. 
  • In your mixer bowl combine the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs and mix until combined. 
  • Add the flour mixture a bit at a time until just combined. 
  • Add half the batter to a separate large bowl.
  • Into one bowl of batter, mix in the cocoa powder.
  • In the second bowl of batter, stir in the pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice. 
  • Spread chocolate batter into the bottom of the prepared baking pan.
  • Top it with the the pumpkin batter. 
  •  Top one half (or all or none!) with the caramel bits. 
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean-about 40 to 45 minutes 

  • Let cool in the pan
  • Cut and enjoy!

recipe adapted from: