Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Bérénice Olivier Modified: March 21, 2022
Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

How To Make Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Tender, moist, and perfectly spiced pumpkin bars are topped with smooth cream cheese frosting for a fall dessert that takes less than an hour to whip up.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Pumpkin Bars:

  • 4eggs
  • 1⅔cupsgranulated sugar
  • 1cupvegetable oil,or avocado oil, or any mild-flavored oil
  • 15ozpumpkin puree,(1 can)
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 2cupsall-purpose flour
  • 2tspbaking powder
  • 2tspground cinnamon
  • 2tsppumpkin pie spice
  • 1tspfine sea salt
  • 1tspbaking soda

For Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8ozlow-fat cream cheese,(1 pkg), softened
  • 2tbspbutter,softened
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 3cupspowdered sugar,sifted

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Mist a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, oil, pumpkin puree and vanilla extract until combined.

  3. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, salt and baking soda until combined.

  4. Add the dry mixture into the wet pumpkin mixture and stir until completely combined.  Try to avoid over-mixing.

  5. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish, and spread it out in an even layer. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the bars comes out clean. Transfer the baking dish to a wire rack and cool to room temperature.

  6. Spread the cream cheese frosting evenly on top of the bars.  Then slice, serve and enjoy!

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until combined.  Stir in the powdered sugar, add more until the frosting reaches desired consistency.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 557.00kcal
  • Fat: 25.18g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.70g
  • Trans Fat: 0.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15.25g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.76g
  • Carbohydrates: 78.93g
  • Fiber: 1.86g
  • Sugar: 59.57g
  • Protein: 5.88g
  • Cholesterol: 68.61mg
  • Sodium: 397.38mg
  • Calcium: 112.38mg
  • Potassium: 168.33mg
  • Iron: 1.95mg
  • Vitamin A: 345.35µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.57mg
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