Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

The perfect fall dessert! These Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting are like pumpkin sheet cake, but frosted with a thick, delicious layer of cream cheese frosting. Other dessert bars will be completely jealous of these showstoppers!

The perfect fall dessert! These Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting are like pumpkin sheet cake, but frosted with a thick, delicious layer of cream cheese frosting. Other dessert bars will be completely jealous of these showstoppers!

Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

When it comes to fall desserts, pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting are always at the top of my list. I enjoy pumpkin bars that are moist and cake-like.  Any type of cinnamon crumble, streusel or glaze is great, but a thick, delicious layer of cream cheese frosting is definitely my preference. Do you agree? If so, these Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting will be your new fall fave!

These bars come together quickly and easily. So lets get right to it! Here are the simple steps for making these delicious pumpkin bars.

The perfect fall dessert! These Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting are like pumpkin sheet cake, but frosted with a thick, delicious layer of cream cheese frosting. Other dessert bars will be completely jealous of these showstoppers!

Step 1: Mix the Batter and Spread into a 15x10x1″ Pan

This batter is a classic pumpkin bar or pumpkin sheet cake recipe. The batter is made by mixing the dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately, and the mixed together gradually. I did this by hand, but feel free to use a hand or stand mixer to make the work go quicker.

Spread the batter evenly into a 15 x 10 x 1″ pan that has been lightly sprayed with non-stick baking spray. If your pan is a non-stick pan, feel free to eliminate this step. Bake at 350 degrees for 26-28 minutes. Just like any other cake, test by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake. If the toothpick comes out clean and crumb-free, the cake is done.

The perfect fall dessert! These Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting are like pumpkin sheet cake, but frosted with a thick, delicious layer of cream cheese frosting. Other dessert bars will be completely jealous of these showstoppers!

Step 2: Cool pumpkin bars and mix frosting

This delicious cream cheese frosting is nothing short of spectacular! PS – click here for How to Make Cream Cheese Frosting. With just a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, this frosting compliments these pumpkin bars perfectly.

Using a hand or stand mixer, start by creaming together the butter, cream cheese and vanilla. Gradually add in the powdered sugar one cup at a time, and add in the cinnamon at the end. For a slightly thicker frosting, simply add more powdered sugar.

The perfect fall dessert! These Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting are like pumpkin sheet cake, but frosted with a thick, delicious layer of cream cheese frosting. Other dessert bars will be completely jealous of these showstoppers!

These pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting are the ultimate fall dessert. Just look at those gorgeous, frosted pumpkin bar slices!

The perfect fall dessert! These Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting are like pumpkin sheet cake, but frosted with a thick, delicious layer of cream cheese frosting. Other dessert bars will be completely jealous of these showstoppers!

I took some of the leftover pumpkin bars into my gym (yeah, the irony is not lost on me), and the staff and coaches totally devoured them! I kinda love sugaring up my healthy people. 🙂 These pumpkin bars are also fantastic for taking to a fall-themed party or pot-luck. They’re great for treating the teachers and staff at your kids school, and should you bring these into work, I guarantee Susan will be all over those TPS reports! 😉

The perfect fall dessert! These Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting are like pumpkin sheet cake, but frosted with a thick, delicious layer of cream cheese frosting. Other dessert bars will be completely jealous of these showstoppers!

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Yields 20 large bars

Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

The perfect fall dessert! These Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting are like pumpkin sheet cake, but frosted with a thick, delicious layer of cream cheese frosting. Other dessert bars will be completely jealous of these showstoppers!

25 minPrep Time

26 minCook Time

51 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 (15 oz.) can, pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 c. vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1/2 c. butter, room temperature (1 stick)
  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 15x10x1" pan with non-stick baking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Set aside
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients: pumpkin, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla. Whisk together until smooth.
  4. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Batter will be slightly thick. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 26-28 minutes. Text with a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake - if the toothpick comes out clean, and crumb-free the cake is done.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  6. While the cake is cooling, prepare the frosting. Using a hand or stand mixer, cream together the butter, cream cheese, and vanilla. Begin adding the powdered sugar one cup at a time, stopping the mixer to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add in the cinnamon and mix well. Frosting should be thick.
  7. Once cake is completely cool, frost the top of the cake with the cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Slice into bars and serve right away. Cover and refrigerate any leftovers.
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The perfect fall dessert! These Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting are like pumpkin sheet cake, but frosted with a thick, delicious layer of cream cheese frosting. Other dessert bars will be completely jealous of these showstoppers!

Comments

  1. Oh how yummy! Sharing! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week! Kim
  2. Jann Olson says:
    Yummy! How long did it take you to get all the lines straight on that frosting? :) Thanks for sharing with SYC. hugs, Jann
  3. Congratulations! Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week! Thanks so much for sharing it with us we are really enjoying it. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon! Miz Helen

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