Frosted Pumpkin Bars

Brownies & Bars · Desserts · Holidays · October 9, 2015

Soft and flavorful Pumpkin Bars with a homemade Cream Cheese frosting. { lilluna.com }

I hope you guys aren’t sick of pumpkin treats just yet. 😉

This is officially Pumpkin Season and you know that all of us bloggers are going to be giving you ever Pumpkin recipe possible. It’s our job!! 😀

I realized I hadn’t shared a pumpkin bar on here just yet and wanted to share this super soft and flavorful version that I think you guys will love. It’s loaded with so much flavor and is so soft and moist it practically melts in your mouth. I also used one of my favorite homemade cream cheese frostings to top it off and the result was amazing!! It can easily be changed up with chopped pecans on top or even a candy pumpkin. I went simple and added some sprinkles. Totally up to you!

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All pumpkin lovers should give this recipe a try!!

Frosted Pumpkin Bars
 
Serves: 24-28
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups pumpkin pie filling
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
Frosting:
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 4 - 4½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3-5 TB milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • food coloring
  • sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Add pumpkin, sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla to a bowl and beat until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to the pumpkin mixture.
  4. Pour into a greased 15x10 pan.
  5. Bake for 22-24 minutes. Let cool.
  6. Make frosting by beating ½ cup butter and 4 oz. cream cheese until mixed well. Add powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and food coloring. Add to cake and ENJOY!

Soft and flavorful Pumpkin Bars with a homemade Cream Cheese frosting. { lilluna.com }

Soft and flavorful Pumpkin Bars with a homemade Cream Cheese frosting. { lilluna.com }

These really were so moist and tasty!

This recipe makes quite a bit so we ended up sharing these with friends and they loved them! I ended up using orange food coloring but you could also keep it white.

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Melissa

I never get sick of pumpkin! It’s amazing that a vegetable can taste so good in so many things!
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    Lil' Luna

    YES – especially this time of year!! Pumpkin anything is amazing. 😉

Abeer

Ooooo… these are so pretty! I love how you used sprinkles on top of those bars instead of a pumpkin candy 😉
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Donna

I just want to be sure….this IS pumpkin pie filling, not pureed pumpkin? Most recipes call for plain pureed pumpkin.

Emily

I have a few questions. Did you buy orange food coloring or did you mix yellow and red? Also when I took the cake out of the oven after the 24 minutes it was still gooey on the inside. I’m currently cooking it longer. What could I have don’t wrong? I set it at the right temp. The frosting is delicious btw.

    Lil' Luna

    I think I used orange food coloring, but mixing yellow & red will work, too 🙂 Also, all ovens are different, so you may not have done anything wrong, your oven may just not get as hot, so just keep an eye on it, but leaving it longer is ok. You definitely don’t want soggy bars!!

      Emily

      Thanks! I ended up cooking it for about 38 mins. The cake turned out great!

    Harry Mack

    Before the baking season is in full swing,,, Buy an oven thermometer. Select your most frequent baking temperature. Check the ACTUAL temperature in several spots in the oven. Thermostats are OFTEN incorrect, even from the factory. Go online to consult your oven’s technique to calibrate the thermostat. It’s an easy job. Did this on my mother’s built-in oven and found that it was 75 degrees HOTTER that the thermostat setting. Now the oven temperature is very predictable.

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