Thursday, September 24, 2009

Friday Delight - Harvest Pumpkin Brownies

Fall is here (Tuesday was the first day of Autumn, you know) and that means pumpkin goes into our baked goods. I love pumpkin things, so this is a fun time to bake. I got this recipe from my neighbor who made it a few weeks ago and I'm really glad I did. (Look, she forgot to put in the baking powder and baking soda and my kids still gobbled it up!) I made it with all the ingredients and Superman and the kids gave it a two thumbs up. I hope Superman's team likes it, too.

Harvest Pumpkin Brownies
from Mrs. R.


For the Cake:
1 can/16 oz. of pumpkin
4 eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour (I did half all-purpose/half whole wheat)
2 cups white sugar
1 Tablespoon pumpkin spice
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons butter (softened)
3 oz cream cheese (softened)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 to 2 cups confectioner's sugar


For Cake:
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan.

In medium bowl, mix together flour, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In large bowl, mix together pumpkin, eggs, oil, and vanilla until well-mixed. Stir in dry ingredients and mix well.

Pour into 9 x 13 pan and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes (mine took 30 minutes). Cool.

For Frosting:
Mix together butter, cream cheese, vanilla, milk and salt until smooth. Gradually add confectioner's sugar until you get a creamy consistency. Spread frosting on top of cake and serve.

I think the term "brownie" isn't quite accurate. It seems more like a dense cake to me. You can see just how moist it is from the picture, can't you? Regardless, it is amazing and you'll be glad you made it.

Happy Fall!


Clark said...

One word...YUM!

Pilar said...


Alicia said...

Okay...THIS I will HAVE to make!!!! I can already taste it with coffee!!!!!!!!!

DarcyLee said...

Sounds and looks very good! I love all things pumpkin.

Andrea said... are making me hungry, again.
Blessings, andrea