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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosted Brownies

Pumpkin cream cheese brownies are fudgy chocolate brownies, spiced with the flavors of Fall. They’re topped with a decadent pumpkin cream cheese frosting.  Deliciousness happens when brownies meet the great pumpkin!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Brownies Recipe

There is no denying that the love for pumpkin and pumpkin spice is STRONG in Americans veins. We just love it don’t we? As soon as that crisp air is signaling it’s time for autumns time to shine I just start craving pumpkin everything.

Pumpkin Spice lattes, pumpkin pound cake, turkey pumpkin pasta… if it has pumpkin.. We are game.

I’ve tried to hold our excitement back. We are AVID autumn time fans. It’s our favorite time of the year. So when our Halloween Rice Krispie Treats published last week and I realized it was before September – I was a little embarrassed, are people ready for this yet?

Well, it’s September 1st guys. Be ready because we are doing this. Lets jump into autumn, fall in love with pumpkin and pumpkin spice all over again and begin with these pumpkin cream cheese brownies. 😉

Pumpkin Brownies Recipe

Tips to making these pumpkin brownies base easy

Today’s pumpkin cream cheese brownies recipe is what many call semi-homemade. Typically, I make brownies from scratch. Our best ever brownies, to be specific. It’s actually so easy to whip together a batch of brownies from scratch – it’s also super more cost effective.

However, a few months ago, I bought a box of organic brownie mix that was on sale and I knew there’d be a perfect time to use it when I just wanted something even more quick. You can make this recipe with any boxed brownie mix you want, or use my from scratch brownie recipe.

No matter which way you make your brownies, just add a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to the mix and you’ll be good to go!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Brownies Recipe

Pumpkin Brownies to fit all dietary requirements

This recipe can be made to fit quite a few different dietary requirements if need be.

  • Gluten-Free – If you’ve got to follow a gluten-free diet you can purchase a boxed gluten-free mix or these gluten free brownies recipe.
  • Healthier – If you are looking for a bit healthier of a option you can try these black bean brownies for a bit more fiber and less sugar
  • Low Carb / Keto – If you are looking to go the low carb route these keto brownies would be a nice fit. Then for the cream cheese frosting swap the powdered sugar with a low carb sweetener.

Ready to dig in to this pumpkin cream cheese brownies recipe?

Grab your apron, and let’s bake!! We’ve got so many delicious pumpkin yummies on the horizon. WE JUST LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Brownies Recipe

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Brownies Recipe

Pumpkin cream cheese brownies are fudgy chocolate brownies, spiced with the flavors of Fall. They're topped with a decadent pumpkin cream cheese frosting.  Deliciousness happens when brownies meet the great pumpkin!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 brownies
Calories 130 kcal


Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling!)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon milk (can use any milk variety)


  • Prepare brownies in an 8 or 9-inch square pan, according to package directions, adding pumpkin pie spice to the other ingredients before mixing.
  • After brownies have baked, remove from oven and cool completely before applying frosting.
  • Make Frosting
  • Add cream cheese and butter to the large bowl of a hand or electric stand mixer, Beat on high until fluffy and well combined, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add spices and powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, on low speed, until well combined, then add milk and turn speed to high. Beat 2-3 minutes, until light and fluffy. If frosting appears too dry, add more milk, 1/2 tablespoon at a time. If it appears too wet, or not sweet enough for your taste, add more powdered sugar.


Serving: 1brownieCalories: 130kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 18mgPotassium: 12mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 571IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
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  1. I need to tell you: my reaction to this post was to say in my best Barry White voice, “awwww yeaaaaaah.” I want to get really romantic with these brownies.

  2. Pumpkin cheesecake frosting!! Why I would never ever have thought of…just pass me a spoon and I will just eat the frosting alone! Those pumpkin muffins with bacon streusel and that pumpkin pound cake are so taunting off to check ’em out…

    1. You probably never thought of it because you’re not thinking clearly. You need more bacon in your life… come and see me after we’ve eaten bacon streusel muffins together. THEN we’ll discuss my obsession with pumpkin cream cheese.

  3. I didn’t used to be a big cream cheese icing fan…but it’s started to grow on my lately. I’m digging these iced brownies…now if I could just make a big plate of them appear on my desk, we’d be all good!

    1. Even if you’re not a fan of cream cheese icing, how can you say no to an extra chocolate loaded, chewy brownie with a little pumpkin love in it? Too good to pass up!

    1. My sentiments exactly, Taylor! Please pass your cheesecake stuffed cookies this way and I’ll pass my cream cheese brownies your way and we’ll have ourselves one heckuva pumpkin cream cheese party! 🙂

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