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

This is one of those recipes that you can already tell before you bake it how mind-blowing it is... and i didnt even expect it! All I added was the 1 t. of Pumpkin Pie all-spice which summed up my ginger, nutmeg, etc. combo I was looking for... other than that.. the flavor is amazing... I will probably make the cream cheese frosting the way another person sugg. with the confect. sugar, vanilla, butter, and cream cheese... on a side note: my husband left an empty box of little debbie brownies that I purposely for myself (pregnancy cravings ;) ... and now, these are all for me. He can watch me enjoy them- hope he enjoyed the brownies! :)

carlajeancampbell March 25, 2010

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