Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Bars

 With its layers of pumpkin-y goodness, these creamy Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Bars are a perfect fall treat.  Made with a spice cake mix and layers of spiced cream cheese, this recipe is quick, easy, and full of sweet autumn flavors.

Easy Cake Mix Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Bars | Kitchen CentsI love pumpkin desserts, especially during the fall season.  These easy pumpkin spice bars are no exception.  They are everything you are looking for in a good pumpkin goody.  They have pumpkin, spice, and delicious cream cheese layers (both baked and frosted). Yum!!!

Here’s a quick little video to show you how easy this delicious pumpkin treat is to make.

Now, don’t let the recipe scare you.  When I say they are easy to make, they really are.  Here’s a run down of how I mix a batch up.  If you’d like to skip the step-by-step pictures and whatnot, feel free to click the link below to jump to the full printable recipe.

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First, I start with the spice cake layer.  It’s simply made from a store-bought spice cake mix and canned pumpkin puree.  It makes a thick batter, almost like a soft dough.  I press that into the bottom of my greased 9×13-inch glass pyrex pan and set it aside while I make the cream cheese frosting and cheesecake layer.

Easy Cake Mix Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Bars | Kitchen Cents

This is where you might get a little confused.  Hopefully, these steps and pictures will help.  The cheesecake layer is made from one-half of the cream cheese frosting.

I mix the cream cheese frosting in a large bowl.  I mix the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and pumpkin spice until it’s fully blended.  Then remove one-half of the frosting mixture into a bowl to use as the frosting after the bars have baked and cooled.  The other half that’s left in the bowl, I use for the cheesecake layer.

Easy Cake Mix Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Bars | Kitchen Cents

To make the cheesecake layer, I add the eggs and remaining pumpkin puree to the reserved (one-half) of the frosting mixture.  I like to mix it in the original large mixing bowl to cut down on dishes.  Once blended, I pour the cheesecake mixture right over the unbaked spice cake layer.  Once smooth, it’s ready for the oven.  350 degrees F. for 40-45 minutes or until the center is set.

Easy Cake Mix Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Bars | Kitchen Cents

Once the bars have cooled to the touch, frost with remaining one-half cream cheese frosting.  Cut and serve.  🙂

To anyone that tries these bars, they will be a hit this autumn!

Easy Cake Mix Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Bars | Kitchen Cents

Just look at those gorgeous layers!!!

Easy Cake Mix Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Bars | Kitchen Cents

What’s your favorite autumn time dessert?  Are you a pumpkin bar lover too?

If you like this recipe, you may also like this Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup or these Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Muffins:

 Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup | KitchenCents.com Easy Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins | KitchenCents.com

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Easy Cake Mix Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Bars | Kitchen Cents

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