This indeed is a Halloween treat that is sure to please all the ghosts and goblins at a party after trick or treating. The pumpkin and spices combined with chocolate gives it a unique kind of taste.
¾ cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
¾ cup butter melted
1 ½ cups white sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
¼ cup cocoa powder
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup pumpkin puree
½ cup chopped walnuts
¾ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp. ground cloves
½ tsp ground nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease an 8 x 8 inch baking pan.
In a bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a separate bowl, stir together the melted butter, sugar, and vanilla. Using a spoon, mix in eggs one at a time. Gradually stir in your flour mixture and divide the batter evenly among two separate bowls. Stir in cocoa powder and chocolate chips into one batter. In the second bowl of batter, stir in the pumpkin puree, walnuts, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
Spread ½ of the chocolate batter into the bottom of a greased 8 x 8 baking pan. Spread ½ of the pumpkin batter on top. Add dollops of each of the remaining batters into the baking pan. Then, drag a kitchen knife gently through the dollops of chocolate and pumpkin batter to create a swirled top.
Bake at 350 for 45-48 minutes. Enjoy.