Frosted Pumpkin Bars


These Frosted Pumpkin Bars have all your favorite fall flavors and plenty of cream cheese frosting. Make them in a jelly roll pan so you have an equal cake-to-frosting ratio!

Frosted Pumpkin Bars
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Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins


  • 2 cup flour

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 cup sugar

  • 1 16 ounce can pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 4 cup confectioner's sugar

  • 24 candy pumpkins


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 10"x15" jelly roll pan.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and salt.

  3. In a large bowl, combine sugar, pumpkin, and oil. Mix well. Whisk in eggs.

  4. Fold in the flour mixture until uniformly combined. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely, at least 30 minutes.

  5. Using a standing mixer with the paddle attachment, or using an electric hand mixer with a large bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until smooth. Add the powdered sugar in batches until combined. Spread on the cooled cake.

  6. Cut into 24 bars (about 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" each) and top each with a candy pumpkin.

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