Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Bars - Sally's Baking Addiction

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Bars


- 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

- 1 teaspoon baking powder

- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

- 1/4 teaspoon salt

- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

- 1 cup granulated sugar

- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

- 3 large eggs

- 1 cup pumpkin puree

- 8 oz cream cheese, softened

- 1/2 cup powdered sugar


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

3. In a separate large bowl, beat the butter, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract until creamy.

4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the pumpkin puree.

5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.

6. In another bowl, beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth.

7. Spread 2/3 of the pumpkin batter into the prepared baking pan. Drop spoonfuls of the cream cheese mixture on top. Use a knife to swirl the cream cheese into the pumpkin batter.

8. Drop spoonfuls of the remaining pumpkin batter on top of the cream cheese mixture. Use a knife to swirl it around, creating a marbled effect.

9. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

10. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars. Enjoy!