Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cake Bars

Sharing a favorite snickerdoodle cake today! These Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Bars are so simple to prepare and are loved by everyone! Perfect for parties and a great treat for fall festivities.

Snickerdoodle Cake

This snickerdoodle cake is about to be your new favorite Fall dessert!  Ahhhh, simple desserts are my favorite. When you need a dessert to bring to friends, a party or potluck these are your bars. Fun festive pumpkin flavor with delicious cinnamon sugar topping! Hope you enjoy this simple ultra tasty bar!

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How to Make Snickerdoodle Cake

Snickerdoodle Cake

Place your softened/partially melted butter and cake mix into a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine slightly.

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Pumpkin and egg up next.

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Time for the egg 🙂

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1 cup of pumpkin puree.

Snickerdoodle Cake

Cinnamon chips! These are so yummy. Keep an eye out at your grocery store, they seem easier to find around baking season. You can always order them on Amazon if you can’t find them.

Snickerdoodle Cake

Add a teaspoon of cinnamon to the batter.

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Transfer to a 9×13 inch baking dish lined with parchment paper.

Snickerdoodle Cake

Top with lots of cinnamon and sugar then it’s time to bake! Enjoy!

Snickerdoodle Cake

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Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cake Bars

These Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cake Bars are so simple to prepare and are loved by everyone! Perfect for parties and a great treat for fall festivities.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 255kcal
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  • Oven


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup cinnamon chips
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9x13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Place cake mix, butter and egg into a large mixing bowl, stir to combine then add pumpkin, cinnamon chips and ground cinnamon.
  • Press mixture into prepared baking pan.
  • Place sugar and cinnamon into a small bowl to combine then sprinkle over top of bars.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, until baked through. Remove and let cool for 30 minutes before cutting into squares.


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 3435IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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29 Responses
  1. Heather

    Hi – I put a tsp of cinnamon in the batter. How much cinnamon gets mixed with the sugar in the last step?

  2. nckarisom

    Hi, I plan to make these bars this week; do you think I could substitute white chocolate chips (cheaper and easier to find) and extra cinnamon in place of the cinnamon chips?

  3. Lynne

    Everybody loved these, and I’m making them again. They are more cake like than bars though. Really good!

  4. Sara H

    We loved the taste of these but I did end up with more of a cake consistency than bar. Not sure why? My kids had no clue they were supposed to be bars though and want me to make them again at Thanksgiving!

  5. Lizzie Croom

    These were delicious, but mine turned out more like regular cake than bars. I skipped the parchment paper, could that be why? Or perhaps they were overmixed in the stand mixer?

  6. Evelyn Eidell

    These sounded wonderful. Wanted to try, but could not print the recipe as suggested. Could you tell me what I am doing incorrectly? Thanks so much

  7. Lindsey

    Sooo good! I used my last bag of cinnamon chips a few weeks ago, so I omitted those 🙁
    Also, for the cinnamon, I used 1/2 tsp. of Saigon Cinnamon and 1/2 tsp. of Roasted Saigon Cinnamon. Yum!!

    This was SO EASY to make; I saw the recipe today and I already had everything in my pantry! Will definitely make again!

    P.s. Even my husband had 2 squares and he is not a huge pumpkin lover! 🙂

  8. Jessica @ Citrus Blossom Bliss

    I love how simple and delicious this recipe looks! Snickerdoodles are a new favorite of mine and I can’t wait to make this as a fall twist on an old classic 🙂

  9. Virginia

    I also love simple desserts! I have added this to my menu plan for next week! They look delicious!!

  10. Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures

    Yum! What a great pumpkin recipe! I need to find some cinnamon chips!

  11. La Cuisine d'Helene

    I have been making lot’s of pumpkin recipes this month. I should add this one to my ‘to try’ pile!

  12. Rachel @ Blonde with a Chanse

    I am definitely making these for my hubby! He is going to love them 🙂

  13. naomi

    I love how simple and delicious this is. You should really write a book – cooking and baking with kids. I love how easy this (and many other recipes of yours) is and it would be so fun to do with my little guy.

  14. Heather Christo

    oh man, just the name alone! I am always so impressed with what you can make from a cake mix- these look delicious!!!

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