Skinny Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

Skinny Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

Photo by Patrie L.

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  • 1

    box angel food cake mix- the 1 step kind

  • 1

    15oz can Pumpkin

  • ¾

    Cup water

  • ½

    teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1

    8oz pkg. reduced fat cream cheese

  • few tablespoons of water, to be mixed with cream cheese


I let the cream cheese soften on the counter for a while then I added it to my stand mixer & beat it with a couple of tablespoons of water until smooth. I just wanted it to thin out a little bit. In a separate bowl, mix the cake mix, pumpkin, water, & cinnamon together until it is smooth & well mixed. In a 9x13 pyrex dish- sprayed with PAM- add HALF of the cake –pumpkin mix. Then smooth it out with a rubber spatula. Drizzle half of the cream cheese over the top of it and take a small spatula to smooth it over the top. Add remaining cake-pumpkin mix & also the remaining cream cheese just making layers. Finally take a butter knife- stick it into the mix and go back & forth over the top of the cake making figure “8’s” - to blend it a bit. Bake for 35 minutes at 375 degrees OR until a toothpick comes out clean.