Triple Decker Pumpkin-Chocolate Brownies

Triple Decker Pumpkin-chocolate Brownies

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Vickie Parks


These brownies are great for the fall, when pumpkin puree is so readily available in the grocery stores.


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1 Hr 45 Min
30 Min



  • 1 cup
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups
    white granulated sugar
  • 1 cup
    packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 4 large
  • 1 1/2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup
    unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 cup
    semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1/4 cup
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup
    pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch
  • 5 - 6 cups
    confectioners' sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 3 drops
    orange food coloring

  • 5 oz
    semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter

How to Make Triple Decker Pumpkin-Chocolate Brownies


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13-inch pan with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a standing mixer, cream together the butter white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Add the vanilla and all 4 eggs, and mix until smooth.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, and salt. Add 1/3 of the cocoa mixture to the butter mixture, and mix well. Repeat twice more with remaining cocoa mixture, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the chocolate chips. The batter should be thick.
  4. Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan and spread into an even layer with a flat spatula. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  5. For the pumpkin layer, cream together the butter, pumpkin puree, and vanilla extract using an electric mixer. It's OK if the butter has some chunks.
  6. Beat in the cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and 1 cup of the powdered sugar. Mix until smooth. Continue adding the powdered sugar in 1 cup increments until you reach the consistency of a thick frosting. Beat in the food coloring until thoroughly incorporated.
  7. Spread the pumpkin mixture onto the cooled brownies in an even layer. Let chill in the refrigerator while you proceed with the chocolate ganache layer.
  8. Add baking chocolate and butter to a small microwave-safe bowl, and heat in microwave for 30 to 45 seconds, or until the mixture is melted. Stir well.
  9. Remove the baking dish from the refrigerator, and spread the chocolate ganache evenly over the pumpkin layer. Cover baking dish, and return to refrigerator to chill until ready to slice and serve.

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About Triple Decker Pumpkin-Chocolate Brownies

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American

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