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.
I 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Just look at those gorgeous layers!!!
What’s your favorite autumn time dessert? Are you a pumpkin bar lover too?
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