Skinny Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars
Why I Love This Recipe
Ingredients You'll Need
1 box angel food cake mix- the 1 step kind
1 15oz can Pumpkin
3/4 Cup water
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 8oz pkg. reduced fat cream cheese
few tablespoons of water, to be mixed with cream cheese
I let the cream cheese soften on the counter for awhile, then added it to my stand mixer & beat it with a couple of tablespoons of water until smooth. I just wanted it to thin out a little bit.
In a separate bowl, mix the cake mix, pumpkin, water, & cinnamon together until it is smooth & well mixed.
In a 9x13 pyrex dish (sprayed with PAM) add HALF of the cake-pumpkin mix. Then, smooth it out with a rubber spatula. Drizzle half of the cream cheese over the top of it and take a small spatula to smooth it over the top. Add remaining cake-pumpkin mix & also the remaining cream cheese just making layers. Finally, take a butter knife, stick it into the mix and go back & forth over the top of the cake making figure “8’s” to blend it a bit.
Bake for 35 minutes at 375 degrees, OR until a toothpick comes out clean.