Go Back
+ servings
pumpkin bars with cream cheese filling cut into squares and placed on a cutting board with cinnamon sticks and pecans for garnish

Pumpkin Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting

April King
This is one of my favorite easy Fall desserts! Pumpkin Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting are a moist, light, and fluffy pumpkin sheet cake topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting. Pumpkin bars are one of the most requested pumpkin recipes at our house this time of the year. They are perfect for serving to guests or sharing with all of your neighbors.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 32 bars
Calories 138 kcal


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil, (substitute with applesauce for a healthier version)
  • 1 can pumpkin puree

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz., cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 5-6 cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a 17x12 inch sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and whisk ingredients together until combined.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat eggs, sugar, oil, and pumpkin puree until light and fluffy.
  • Add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and beat with a hand mixer until fully combined.
  • Pour batter evenly into a prepared sheet pan and bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the edges begin to brown and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.
  • Cool Pumpkin bars completely before adding frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Combine softened cream cheese, softened butter, and vanilla. Beat ingredients with a hand mixer until fully combined. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until frosting becomes smooth.
  • Spread cream cheese frosting evenly on top of the cooled pumpkin bars.
  • Cut bars into 24-32 squares. Serve and Enjoy!


Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 138kcalCarbohydrates: 16.4gProtein: 1.6gFat: 7.8gSaturated Fat: 1.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4.5gCholesterol: 23.1mgSodium: 139mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 10.5g
Keyword Pumpkin Bars, Pumpkin Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!