Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Brownies
from Cara's Cravings
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
6 oz cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
2 tbsp flour
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp each ground ginger and ground cloves (instead, I used 1/4 tsp in place of the 1/2 tsp cinnamon plus 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease 8x8 baking pan.
Beat together melted butter, suar, and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each egg.
In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients for brownie batter and stir into butter mixture.
In a separate bowl, beat cheesecake ingredients together.
Spread 2/3 of the brownie batter into the bottom of the pan. Pour cheesecake batter over the top and spread evenly. Dollop the remaining brownie batter on top of the cheesecake layer, then use a knife to swirl and even the top layer.
Bake 40 minutes, or until center is set. Cool completely,t hen chill thoroughly before cutting and serving.