Sinful Pumpkin Brownies

Well, before you know it, the holidays will be here!

Oh my gosh, where does the time go?

Because of this change in season, I wanted to share a superb, incredibly cinnamon-y dessert recipe with all of you. I have never given this recipe away to anyone but my kids. I literally had to PRY it out of a friend when I lived in Scottsdale, Arizona back in the ’80s.

I kid you not, you will THANK me for this super easy, super yummy, and super seasonal recipe!

My mother says that these pumpkin brownies are simply sinful and that she just can’t stop eating them!

Personally, I think these are even better than pumpkin pie!

These little pumpkin delights have 3, that’s right THREE layers of yumminess:  a soft cake-y crust, a very pumpkin pie-like center, and and oh-so-cinnamony-crumb topping. And oh, yes, your kitchen smells better than any of those expensive scented candles! You be the judge if you decide to make them.

Pumpkin Brownies
  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 jumbo egg, beaten
  • 1 small can pumpkin
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 jumbo eggs, beaten
  • ⅔ cup milk (I use whole or 2% milk)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ cup butter
In an ungreased square baking pan, combine the following:
  1. the yellow cake mix --- SAVE one (1) cup and set aside for the brownie topping!
  2. ½ cup melted butter
  3. 1 beaten egg
  4. Blend these together and PRESS into the baking pan to form the 'crust' of the brownies.
In a medium size mixing bowl, combine the following:
  1. the can of pumpkin
  2. pumpkin pie spice
  3. 2 beaten jumbo eggs
  4. the milk
  5. Blend well and pour over the 'crust' layer.
In a small bowl, combine the following:
  1. the cup of cake mix that was previously set aside
  2. ¼ cup sugar
  3. 1-1/2 Tbsp. cinnamon
  4. ¼ cup butter
  5. This is very gum-my, so break it up and sprinkle this on the top of the pumpkin layer.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes.
  7. .
  8. Serve alone, with vanilla ice cream, or caramel sauce drizzled on top
In a small bowl, combine the following:
the cup of cake mix that was previously set aside
1/4 cup sugar
1 -1/2 Tbsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup butter
This is very gum-my, so break it up and sprinkle this on the top of the pumpkin layer.

Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes.

Serve alone, with vanilla ice cream, or caramel sauce drizzled on top


I hope that you try this sweet little recipe . . .

and if you do, please let me know what you think!



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  1. says

    Oh Roz, I’m not much of a baker but I have to try these. They look so awesome and if mom says they’re sinful well, the have to be over the top!! Thanksgiving dinner and Roz’s pumpkin brownies YUM! and yes I’ve been MIA for a week or so don’t feel too bad k.

  2. says

    These kind of reminds me of a pumpkin dump cake I used to make many years ago. I loved it, though it’s sinful. This version looks easy to make, and I don’t want to know how sinful this one is. It looks absolutely tempting and divine. Oooh, I’d definitely love this one.

  3. says

    This reminds me of pumpkin cake that’s made with a yellow cake mix, pumpkin and then drizzled butter on top. The preparation is a little different, but similar flavors. Either way, this looks tasty!

  4. says

    This sounds delicious! Have a question though…do you think I could you use recipe for just a straight up cake? Lately I just can’t stand the taste of cake mixes!!

  5. says

    Hi Roz,
    Thanks so much for your visit and kinds words! So glad you stopped by. These pumpkin brownies look amazing! Your photos are soooo wonderful…should be in magazines!
    You asked about a blog button…I do have one. Blogger won’t let me give you the code here, but you’ll find it on my sidebar. :-)
    Thanks again for your visit and for the mention of BNOTP in your post…so kind of you! :-) Susan

  6. says

    Hi! Just popping in for the first time–thanks for visiting me! This recipe definitely is something I’m going to try–I’m not a terrific baker, so I think this is perfect for me. And I know my girls will love this!

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