Pumpkin Bars Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Moderate

Time: 40 MINUTES

2 ratings
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  • 4 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • (15 oz) can pumpkin
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened (or margarine)
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350°.


Using an electric mixer at medium speed, combine the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy.


Stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda.


Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix at low speed until thoroughly combined and the batter is smooth.


Spread the batter into a greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes.


Let cool completely before frosting.


Cut into bars.


To make the icing:

Combine the cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the confectioner's sugar and mix at low speed until combined. Stir in the vanilla and mix again.


Spread on cooled pumpkin bars.

Pumpkin Bars


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2 Reviews

m 10/7/2016
This is an easy

This is an easy peasy recipe. It is inaccuratley labeled as being of moderate difficulty.
I recommend adding equal amounts of clove, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger to the cinnamon to give it a more pumpkin pie taste. It is a truly moist, yummy comfort food!

Mary-Vance 11/16/2014
Moist and easy t

Moist and easy to make.

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