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A picture of <span class="fn">Pumpkin Bars with Old-Fashioned Caramel Frosting

Pumpkin Bars with Old-Fashioned Caramel Frosting

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 20 1x


These pumpkin bars are moist and so addicting when topped with this old-fashioned caramel frosting. Always a crowd-pleaser!


  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup firm butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar


  1. Mix together bar ingredients (brown sugar through melted butter), adding melted butter last. Pour into a 10 1/2 by 16 inch pan. Bake at 350 until the cake springs back when lightly touched, about 40 minutes.
  2. For the frosting, boil the butter and brown sugar for two minutes. Add the milk. Bring it to a boil again and add powdered sugar. Whisk until smooth and pour over cooled cake immediately. Frosting will set very fast, so just pour it over the cake evenly to avoid having to spread with a spatula.


I halved the recipe and made it in a smaller pan – still works beautifully! But it was gone way too fast.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pumpkin bars, caramel glaze, pumpkin dessert