Everyone Will Love These Pumpkin Bars Topped With Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting

Here is the rewritten recipe according to the original recipe:

Spiced Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting


For the Bars:

- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree

- 1 cup granulated sugar

- 1/2 cup light brown sugar

- 1/2 cup vegetable oil

- 2 large eggs

- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

- 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

- 1 teaspoon baking powder

- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

- 1/2 teaspoon salt

- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

For the Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting:

- 8 oz cream cheese, softened

- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

- 2 cups powdered sugar

- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


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

2. In a large bowl, combine the canned pumpkin puree, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix well until all the ingredients are combined.

3. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice to the pumpkin mixture. Mix just until all the dry ingredients are fully incorporated. Be careful not to overmix.

4. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread it evenly.

5. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The bars should be golden brown and set.

6. While the bars are cooling, prepare the spiced cream cheese frosting. In a medium bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and butter together until smooth and creamy.

7. Gradually add the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice to the cream cheese mixture. Beat until all the ingredients are well combined and the frosting is fluffy.

8. Once the bars have cooled completely, spread the spiced cream cheese frosting evenly over the top.

9. Cut the bars into squares or rectangles and serve. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.

Tip: For a tangy twist, substitute pumpkin pie spice with fresh orange zest in the frosting.

Enjoy these heavenly spiced pumpkin bars as a delicious treat for fall!