Pumpkin Brownie Bites

I was hoping to get a bright orange effect within this brownies but it wasn’t as strong as I was wanted. I would suggest adding a few drops of orange food colouring to get a stronger colour.

Makes 16-20

  • 100g plain flour – sieved
  • 175g unsalted butter – melted
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 125g pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 50g chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • few drops orange food colouring (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 180c fan assisted.
  2. Into a bowl mix the sieved flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In another bowl mix the melted butter, sugar and vanilla.
  4. Beat into butter mixture the eggs, one at a time using a wooden spoon.
  5. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture until combined.
  6. Divide the mixture into 2 smaller bowls.
  7. In one bowl mix in the cocoa powder and in the other bowl mix in the pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice and orange food colouring if you would prefer a stronger colour.
  8. Line a 20×20 cake tin with parchment paper.
  9. Slowly spread into base of tin half of the chocolate mixture and top with half of the chocolate chips.
  10. Pour over half of the pumpkin mixture on top of the chocolate mix.
  11. Repeat steps 9 and 10
  12. Gently swirl mixture to create marble effect (not too much though).
  13. Bake for 40-45 minutes until skewer comes out clean from centre of sponge.
  14. Allow to cool and slice into squares.
  15. Serve.