Pumpkin Cake Bars

slice of pumpkin cake bar with candied pumpkin on top

This recipe creates a super moist pumpkin cake bar that is topped with a homemade cream cheese frosting.



Pumpkin Cake Bars

Cream Cheese Frosting


  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚ F.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, ground cloves, cinnamon, ginger, and salt together.  Set aside.
  3. In a mixer, cream the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time until well incorporated. Add the pumpkin and mix well. Slowly add the dry ingredients and the milk alternately to the creamed mixture and mix until smooth.
  4. Spread batter onto a greased jellyroll pan (11×17) and bake for 20 minutes at 350˚ F.  Let cool.
  5. To make the cream cheese frosting, add all ingredients to a large bowl and whip until smooth.  Add an additional 1 teaspoon of milk at a time until desired consistency.
  6. After the cake is cooled top with cream cheese frosting and a candied pumpkin on top of each square.


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