Pumpkin Cake Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting!

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

I love pumpkin bars all year long, and these ones take the cake! Moist, delicious, and perfect everytime. Everyone asks for the recipe after they've tried them!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease and flour one glass 9 x 13 inch pan.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin.
  4. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; add to wet ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  5. Spread into prepared pan.
  6. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  8. For the frosting: beat together the cream cheese, butter and confectioner's sugar.
  9. Evenly spread over bars after they have cooled.
Most Helpful

Moist and sooo amazing! I added 1/2 tsp of nutmeg and 1/2 tsp of clove to spice it up a bit. It was definitely a hit with my family. Plus it was super easy to make. This is a keeper.

paperklutz October 17, 2011

Alright! Fabulous! I gotta say though, I changed a lot in this recipe to make it healthier and you can't even tell!!! Amazing, here is what I did:
Only 1 1/2 cups sugar
I used 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and 1/4 quinoa flour instead of 3/4 cup of white flour
only 1/2 tsp salt
I used 1/2 cup applesauce instead of 1/2 the oil and for the remainder of the oil, I used 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup vegetable oil

I also used 2 cups of fresh pumpkin

For frosting, I used 2 1/2 cups powder sugar, 1 stick butter (8 tbsp) and 4 oz cream cheese

Also put a couple dashes nutmeg in batter and sprinkled a little cinnamon and nutmeg on top of the frosting!

Even with all my revisions, it's still PLENTY sweet, but without making you sick! Absolutely wonderful! Next time I may eliminate the oil altogether and only use applesauce (healthier)

Thanks for a fabulous recipe!!!

FoodieNicole September 22, 2011

Simply awesome! My family ADORED this cake and it was gone in a flash. It was super moist and flavorful with just the right amount of spice and sweetness. The frosting was also excellent, I used 1/3 less fat cream cheese and it was still incredibly tasty. I wouldn't call these "bars" per se, they rise pretty high, so its more of a pumpkin cake to me, but no matter what you call it, its delicious and a new family favorite! Thank you for posting!

shimmerchk December 11, 2009

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