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Cream Cheese and Pumpkin Roll Bars Recipe

I decided to make a pumpkin roll, into pumpkin roll bars. All the same great flavor and presentation, with none of the hard work.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best Pumpkin Dessert, Pumpkin, pumpkin bars, Pumpkin Roll Recipe
Servings: 20
Calories: 185kcal


  • 9x13-inch Baking Pan
  • Hand mixer
  • Medium Mixing Bowl (2)
  • Small Mixing Bowl



  • 6 Tablespoons butter (room temperature)
  • cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 15 ounces pumpkin puree 1 can
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese 1 package, softened
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugar until smooth.
  • Beat in eggs, pumpkin, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and water until well blended.
  • In a separate bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin/butter mixture and combine until well blended.
  • Spread about 2/3 of the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  • In a bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese, 1 egg, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over the pumpkin batter.
  • Dollop the remaining pumpkin batter over the cream cheese batter and spread out as evenly as possible. Use a table knife to swirl together the cream cheese and top layer of pumpkin batter.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the center of the pumpkin batter springs back when touched.
  • Cool completely in pan, then cut into bars.


  • One thing that I like about pumpkin roll is that it is served cold, so we put these bars in the fridge and ate them cold- they were delicious! You could eat them at room temperature too. I also thought that they were yummier on the second day (if they last that long!).


Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 3513IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg