Williams-Sonoma Pumpkin Dessert Squares

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

The good folk at Williams-Sonoma were handing out samples of these a few weeks back. They were (of course) just scrumptious. These were made with Muirhead Pumpkin Pecan Butter (sold at W-S, needless to say), but I would imagine that any good pumpkin butter would do just fine.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 12 cup butter, melted
  • 13 ounces pumpkin butter (specifically 1 13-oz. jar of pumpkin pecan butter)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 14 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Reserve 1 cup of cake mix and set aside.
  3. Mix remaining cake with with 1/2 cup melted butter and 1 egg. Press mixture lightly into the bottom of a 13" x 9" baking dish.
  4. Mix one jar of pumpkin pecan butter with remaining two eggs and milk, and pour over cake mixture in pan.
  5. Mix remaining 1 cup cake mix with flour, sugar, remaining 1/4 cup butter, and cinnamon, and crumble over the top of the pumpkin layer.
  6. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until golden.
  7. Cool to room temp and serve.
Most Helpful

Oh man! This is awesome! I went into WS the other day and had a delightful sample of these. I knew I could make it myself. I made my own pumpkin pecan butter (delish!)and whipped this up. I made mine in ramekins for indiviual desserts for a party I am throwing. It made 7 ramekins, I baked them for only 25 min at 350 degrees. They turned out picture perfect. Everyone is raving about them-I will definintely make again.

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I got this recipe when I worked at W-S one Christmas season it is excellent. I have used Trader Joe's pumpkin butter and it too was amazing...you couldn't tell the difference. The only thing missing...which I would love to know is the nutritional information. Does anyone know this?

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Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I had the W&S Pecan pumpkin butter recipe that had cream cheese in it, but THIS is the one that I was looking for. I really appreciate your posting it. :)

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