Gooey Pumpkin Butter Cake Recipe

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield Yield: 12 cake bars 1x
  • Category Category: Dessert
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine Cuisine: American


This Gooey Pumpkin Butter Cake is easy to make and absolutely perfect for fall! These moist cake bars are a great Thanksgiving dessert recipe!




  • 1 box Spice Cake Mix (16.5 oz box)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg


  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted


  1. Preheat oven to 350°


  1. Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray, set aside.
  2. In bowl combine dry cake mix, melted butter and egg. Mixture will be stiff. Press into prepared pan. Set aside.


  1. In bowl of stand mixer, beat cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth. Mix in vanilla, eggs, cinnamon and butter.
  2. Finally sift powdered sugar into mix. Don’t skip the sifting, as you will have powdered sugar lumps if you don’t.
  3. Pour mixture into the prepared base. Bake for 45 minutes until edges are set and middle is still slightly gooey.
  4. Sprinkle with a little more powdered sugar if desired.
  5. Serve warm or at room temperature.


recipe lightly adapted from Paula Deen

Nutrition Information:

42.2 g
111 mg
23.8 g
45.9 g
3.8 g
121.8 mg

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