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Halloween Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cakes

With Halloween around the corner, and weekend masquerades up ahead, be sure to start some fun with these Paula Deen, Pumpkin Gooey Bars! Ghost and Ghouls alike will simply die at the taste of these wicked good treats!

~Halloween Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cakes~



  • 1 (18 1/4-ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted


  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 (16-ounce) box powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well with an electric mixer.

3.Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan.

4. To make the filling: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth.

5. Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter, and beat together.

6. Next, add the powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mix well.

7. Spread pumpkin mixture over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Make sure not to overbake as the center should be a little gooey but somewhat firm.

 Serve with fresh whip cream or a sprinkling of powdered sugar over the top!

 Why I love this recipe:

The first time I ever ate these pumpkin bars was actually at a Thanksgiving pot luck, and let me tell you, it was love at first bite! The silky, sweet texture of the pumpkins, combined with chewy vanilla crust was simply divine! That was 5 years ago, and I have made them every Halloween and Thanksgiving since.

For an extra treat, I like to sift some powered sugar, and place a candy corn on each individual square! I hope this recipe satisfies your scariest Halloween sweet tooth!


…BOO! Did I scare ya? 


2 responses »

  1. everytime i do this. the cake mix rises to the top it doesnt cook right, what do i do?

    • Hi Cayla,

      Thank you for your question. Are you making the cake according to the directions on the back of the box or just adding some butter and an an egg to it? If you simply do the latter (add the butter and one egg), than a nice firm dough should form and you should be able to press it to the bottom of your baking pan. The cake mix crust will still combine with pumpkin topping a bit, but should be sturdy enough to hold together when you cut a piece. Hope this helps!



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