My Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting are pumpkin nirvana! A moist bar with a marvelous flavor and a luscious thick cream cheese frosting – YES!.Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting These innocent looking little cake bars are absolutely irresistible As soon as the weather cools, and we say goodbye to summer, this is the first recipe I make. If for some reason I’m slow to get to baking, my kids vehemently complain. These pumpkin bars are their favorite, and have been, since the very first time I made them probably ten years ago!

These are incredibly moist and wonderfully spiced. The thick cream cheese frosting is the perfect finish on them.

Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting


Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

My Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting are pumpkin nirvana! A moist bar with a marvelous flavor and a luscious thick cream cheese frosting - YES!.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 600 kcal
Author Kathleen



  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoons Dried Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoons Dried Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Teaspoons Dried Ginger
  • 1/2 Teaspoons Dried Ground Cloves
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 15 Ounce Can Solid Packed Pumpkin


  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese at Room Temperature
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter at Room Temperature
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Pound Powdered Sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg in a small bowl.  Set aside.

  3. In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, oil, sugar, and pumpkin.  Gradually add the dry ingredients to egg mixture and blend well.

  4. Pour the batter into an ungreased jelly roll pan (17x12x1) and bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Let cool completely.

  5. Meanwhile, prepare to frost by beating together all frosting ingredients until smooth.  Frost cake.  Store in the refrigerator.

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 600 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 212mg 9%
Potassium 109mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 87g 29%
Sugars 70g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 6.6%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 7.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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