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Southern Food Junkie's Pumpkin Squares

Southern Food Junkie's Pumpkin Squares

Cream Cheese icing covers this delicious sponge-like Pumpkin Cake that is cut into easy to handle squares. This recipe is adapted from the ever so popular Pumpkin Roll.
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Servings 14 Servings


Pumpkin Cake

  • 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 can Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Spice
  • 3 Large eggs
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Powder sugar

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 1 Package Cream Cheese softened
  • 6 tbls butter softened
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract


  • 1 Cup Chopped Walnuts


  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
  • Start by combing Flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and Pumpkin Spice in a bowl. Use a whisk to mix well together.
  • In a seperate bowl, add in 3 eggs and 1 cup of granulated sugar. Use a mixer to mix until thick.
  • Add in Pumpkin Puree and mix until well combined
  • Add in half of the flour mixture to the egg, sugar, and pumpkin mixture. Mix until all the flour mixture is combine then add in the other half and mix that in.
  • Next, grease a 15 x 10 jelly roll pan and then add parchment paper to the top. I also like to grease the top of the parchment paper as well.
  • Pour your mixture onto the jelly roll pan and spread evenly. You can also hit the pan on your counter top to help make the mixture even and to pop any bubbles.
  • Bake in oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until cake is spongie in the middle and a tooth pick comes out clean.
  • Flip cake out onto a cooling rack. I like to put a towel down first so the cake won't settle into the groves of the drying rack.
  • Next, peel off the parchment paper from the cake.
  • Allow cake to completely cool. After cake has cooled, spread on cream cheese icing and then sprinkle with walnuts. You can then cut into even squares.

Cream cheese Icing

  • Add in 1 package of softened cream cheese, 6 tbls of softened butter, 1 tsp of vanilla extract, and 1 cup of powdered sugar. Mix until well incorporated.