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Best Pumpkin Squares Recipe

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This pumpkin squares recipe has been in the family for years.

It was originally given to us by our aunt.

We posted it a few years ago, but after looking back at the post, we decided it desperately needed to be updated.

Rather than alter the original post, we decided to share it in a whole new light.

Seriously the best pumpkin squares recipe ever. Moist and delicious.

Best Ever Pumpkin Squares Recipe

Yep, that’s about all that’s changed. The lighting.

The recipe is just as amazing as it always has been so we haven’t made any changes there.

We’ve just learned a bit more about photography–so please Pin, Tweet, and share our new photos! 🙂

Pumpkin squares

And, of course, try this recipe. It’s super simple and always a crowd pleaser.

No joke, everyone who tries these pumpkin squares is blown away.

Even if you don’t like pumpkin, you’ll love these.

Recipe for pumpkin squares

You will need a non-stick large jelly roll pan for this recipe.

How to Make The Best Pumpkin Squares Recipe Ever

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. of a vanilla or french vanilla cake mix
  • 1 box of Jell-O instant vanilla or french vanilla pudding
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 30 ounce can of pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 3 eggs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Add wet ingredients–oil, pumpkin, and eggs–beating eggs one at a time into the dry mixture.
  4. Stir until evenly mixed.
  5. Spray jelly roll pan with cooking spray.
  6. Pour batter into pan and spread evenly with a spatula.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for approximately 35 minutes. The pumpkin squares are done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Let cool completely before frosting.
  9. See frosting recipe below.

Notes

We prepared half a batch in these photos.

Be sure to use a full size jelly roll pan (large cookie sheet with a lip) when preparing the full recipe.

Frosting

Once your pumpkin squares are fully cooled it’s time to frost them with this delicious cream cheese frosting recipe.

Once frosted, cut into squares and serve.

Or, store in the refrigerator in a covered container for up to about a week to ten days.

Pumpkin slices in pan

For a little extra fall flavor, you can dust the tops of the frosted pumpkin squares with a tiny bit of nutmeg.

We make these for Thanksgiving and Christmas–and, you know, whenever we have a taste for them.

Because they’re just so darn yummy and don’t take too much effort to make.

pumpkin cake slices in a pan and one on a plate

I once made these for a friend and he asked that they be his birthday treat every year for the rest of his life!

I brought them to school and one girl thought they were carrot cake.

When I told her they were pumpkin squares, she was shocked.

She said she’d never of tried them because she hates anything pumpkin, but she LOVED these pumpkin slices!

Yield: 8 slices

Pumpkin Cake Slices

Seriously the best pumpkin squares recipe ever. Moist and delicious.

If you're looking for a pumpkin dessert with a cake-like texture, this is a family favorite recipe.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 1 box instant french vanilla pudding
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 30 ounce pure pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix
  • 3 eggs
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 3 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Add wet ingredients–oil, pumpkin, and eggs–beating eggs one at a time into the dry mixture.
  4. Stir until evenly mixed.
  5. Spray jelly roll pan with cooking spray.
  6. Pour batter into pan and spread evenly with a spatula.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for approximately 35 minutes. The pumpkin squares are done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Let cool completely before frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Cream together butter and cream cheese.
  2. Add vanilla and milk.
  3. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time mixing until smooth.
  4. Add more milk to reach desired consistency if necessary.

Notes

We prepared half a batch in these photos.

Be sure to use a full size jelly roll pan (large cookie sheet with a lip) when preparing the full recipe.

Nutrition facts are an estimate only and are based on using ALL of the frosting you make. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 784Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 932mgCarbohydrates: 103gFiber: 5gSugar: 63gProtein: 7g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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We hope you try this pumpkin squares recipe and love it as much as we do.

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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