We’re sharing our recipe for Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie Gooey Bars as we team up with some of our favorite ladies for the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop hosted by one of my favorite people on the planet, the always amazing, Cindy of County Road 407.
If you’re coming over from Cindy’s blog, welcome, we’re excited to have you here.
We are huge fans of taking the pressure off and decorating store-bought cakes for the holidays and I am all kinds of excited about Cindy’s harvest-inspired cake.
A Little Confession…
Truth be told, I am a total mess in the kitchen.
I cannot fry an egg or grill a steak.
But I love to bake.
Especially, during the Fall and holiday season.
Save for pumpkin pie, we love just about anything with pumpkin in it.
And while these pumpkin gooey bars are heavy on the pumpkin flavor, they’re also filled with other ingredients that make it feel like a traditional southern gooey cake and a pumpkin pie had a baby.
These decadent pumpkin gooey bars are super easy to make.
They are tasty without the salted caramel topping.
But if you like a balance of sweet and salty you’ll definitely want to add it to the mix.
Here’s a look at how you can make these fall favorites too…
Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie Gooey Bars Recipe:
Cake Crust Recipe…
- 1 package butter cake mix
- 1 egg
- 8 tablespoons of butter melted
Pumpkin Topping Recipe…
- 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese
- 1 can (15 oz) of pumpkin puree
- 3 eggs
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 tablespoons of butter, melted
- 1 box (16 oz) powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie Gooey Bars Steps:
Cake Crust Steps…
Gather your supplies and make sure your prep and baking areas are clean.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Lightly grease a 13-inch by 9-inch baking pan.
Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter together.
Carefully pat the cake mixture into a greased baking dish.
Pumpkin Topping Steps…
Using an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese and the pumpkin until smooth.
Next, add the eggs, vanilla, and butter and beat the mixture together.
Then add the powdered sugar and pumpkin pie spice.
Spread pumpkin mixture over cake batter.
Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the top is golden.
However, be careful not to overbake.
Allow pumpkin spice gooey bars to cool before serving with your favorite caramel topping.
Sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt and walnuts or pecans, if desired.
Consequently, these gooey bars are pretty indulgent.
So, be sure to share with friends, family, neighbors and coworkers.
Next on the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop is my talented friend, Wendy of WM Design House. Despite being one of the last people on the planet to get an air fryer, I’m looking forward to her recipe so I can see what all the fuss is about.
Once you’re finished there be sure to check out what the rest of these fabulous ladies are sharing.
Other Fall Recipes to Enjoy: