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Perfect Pumpkin Bars

These cake-like perfect pumpkin bars, topped with fluffy cream cheese frosting are moist, flavorful, and sure to become a seasonal favorite!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 24


Pumpkin Bar Ingredients

  • 4 eggs or 1 cup egg beaters
  • 1 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 ` can pumpkin (15 ounce can)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda

Ingredients for Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 block cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 stick butter (softened)
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla


Instructions to Make the Pumpkin Bars

  • Before you begin making the bars, set out the cream cheese and butter so they will be room temperature when you are ready to make the frosting.
  • With an electric mixer, combine eggs or egg beaters, sugar, oil, applesauce, and pumpkin. Mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda.
  • Next, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients to make a cake batter.
  • Pour the batter into a greased 9 by 13 inch rectangular baking dish.
  • Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees, or until the center is completely cooked.
  • While the pumpkin bars are baking, make the cream cheese frosting.

Instructions for Making Cream Cheese Frosting

  • With an electric mixer, combine softened cream cheese, butter confectioner's sugar, and vanilla. Mix until it is light and fluffy.


Wait until the cake is completely cooled before frosting.  Cut into 24 bars and enjoy!
Keyword baking, cake, dessert, pumpkin, seasonal dessert