Pumpkin Angel Food Cake Bars

 Is it finally Friday?  It’s been a busy week and I’m ready to relax and veg out.  Anyone else?  Do me a favor  and make these bars, then veg out.  They require just three ingredients {not including the glaze, but it’s so easy it doesn’t count!}.  One box of angel food cake mix, one 15 ounce can of pumpkin, and some pumpkin pie spice.  That’s it!   
 I really like angel food cake.  But let me just tell you I really really like pumpkin angel food cake. Cut into little bars and covered in a little pumpkin spiced glaze- it’s amazing!  
 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Angel Food Cake Bars || Sweet Treats & More
 You still get that same spongy consistency of normal angel food cake, it’s just a bit more dense with just a hint of pumpkin flavor.  You can make these without the glaze and they’re actually a low-fat treat.  But I wasn’t in the mood for low-fat.  I saw this glaze on these pumpkin cinnamon rolls and thought it would be perfect on these bars.  
I mean, how dreamy is that glaze? I wanted to drink it. 
3 Ingredient Pumpkin Angel Food Cake Bars
delicious and easy pumpkin angel food cake bars! only requires 3 ingredients (and a few for a simple glaze)
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  1. 1 box Angel Food Cake Mix
  2. 1 (16oz) canned pumpkin
  3. 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
for the glaze
  1. 3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
  2. 1 1/2 tbsp hot water
  3. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  4. 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix angel food cake mix, pumpkin, and 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice in a bowl. Pour into a greased 9 X 13 in cake pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool.
  3. In another bowl, beat powdered sugar, hot water, vanilla and 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice together. Drizzle over the top of the cake and cut into squares.
  1. bars adapted from Kim Bensen
  2. Pumpkin glaze from Honest Cooking.
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  1. Hi Kristy! I love the cake mix shortcut here! I’ve never had pumpkin with angel food cake before – OR pumpkin IN angel food cake before. What a recipe. I eat SO much pumpkin these days. I cannot get enough, ever! Have a great weekend!

    • I’ve never made angel food cake from scratch…don’t think I’ll get to it anytime soon either! The box mix is just too easy and good!

      I’m with ya on the pumpkin!

      Have a great weekend too!

  2. Me And My Sweets October 26, 2012

    That lookes wonderful!!!

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  3. Joan October 27, 2012

    These look really good. BTW, making an angel food cake from scratch is pretty easy, just be sure you get all the yolk into a separate container, but the bigger bonus is that you can control how much sugar goes into it.

  4. VanesaG October 27, 2012

    Yummy! :) I love angel food cake and pumpkin. Gotta make them!

  5. Meghan @ The Tasty Fork October 27, 2012

    Yummy! I saw your recipe on Pinterest and I had to come on by and check it out. This looks awesome!! And easy! What a great combo!!

  6. Deborah October 29, 2012

    I can’t even remember the last time I had angel food cake – which is a shame because I love it! I’m totally loving this pumpkin version!

  7. Anonymous December 22, 2012

    Are there any eggs in this recipe? I don’t see it listed, but just wanted to make sure!!! I’m making this as soon as I get an answer :) *So excited*

    • Nope no eggs!!

    • Anonymous December 23, 2012

      Even better! Thanks I’m going to write a real review when I actually get to try them….will be VERY soon!!

  8. Anonymous December 30, 2012

    I saw this on Pinterest and made them wiht my niece tonight! They were really good and she loved them too! If I figured it correctly they are 90 calories a piece(i cute them into 24 squares) and only 2 grams of fat in the whole pan!!!!! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  9. Gerri March 31, 2013

    Has anyone made this in a bundt pad?

  10. Gerri March 31, 2013

    Oops, pan

  11. Janice September 15, 2013

    Hello – just a quick question. Do I make the Angel Food Cake according to the box instructions? Or do I use the pumpkin instead of the other cake ingredients? Thank you!

    • Kristy September 17, 2013

      Use the pumpkin instead of the other ingredients:)

    • Kristi October 30, 2014

      Thank you for asking that question, I had the same one!!

      • Kristi October 30, 2014

        I’m making this tonight, soo excited, thank you for sharing! It’s so nice to have something easy that everyone will love!

      • Kristy October 30, 2014

        I’ll add it (I just linked to it in the post above)

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  13. Brittany October 7, 2013

    What brand of Angel Food Cake mix do you use? I know it doesn’t matter in regards to the recipe, but I’d just like to know. Also, This sounds SO good! I have a disease that causes me to be fed by a feeding tube because my body cannot handle or process “regular” food, but typically I’m able to tolerate a small slice of Angel food cake here and there. I’ve been CRAVING pumpkin but I can no longer eat any of the typical pumpkin treats, I think this just might be my answer! I’m so excited to try it!

    • Kristy October 7, 2013

      I believe I used the Duncan Hines Angel Food Cake mix!! I hope you can enjoy pumpkin with this cake!!

  14. Ann November 13, 2013

    is it possible to use a whit or yellow cake mix instead of angel food mix?

  15. Dee Bukosky November 14, 2013

    My angel food cake mix has the egg whites separate from the mix. Should i just mix everything together for this cake?


  16. Elaine November 15, 2013

    Instead of canned pumpkin, can I use home made pumpkin puree?

    • Kristy November 15, 2013

      I’ve never tried it but I think it should work!!

  17. Liz December 23, 2013

    Thank you for the nice recipe. Do you have the recipe for the glaze? Happy Holidays to you an your family.

  18. Crystal February 8, 2014

    Have you ever tried to freeze these for later?

  19. Karen Howard October 6, 2014

    Hi. Thanks for being here. I’m going to try these with white, vanilla or yellow cake mix instead. They look good & the glaze seems good too. How about Maple Glaze too, to change it up now & then? I’m signing up!

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  21. M. W. October 30, 2014

    looks Wonderful! Did I miss glaze recipe?

    • Kristy October 30, 2014

      I linked to the glaze in the post but i’ll add it to instructions!

  22. M.w. October 30, 2014

    Can you make this in a bundt pan or angel food cake pan?

    • Kristy October 31, 2014

      I’m sure you can!

  23. Angie November 7, 2014

    I followed this recipe exactly and they were terrible, I was so disappointed. I am a seasoned baker so I don’t know what went wrong. I even made cream cheese frosting to doctor them up, but no takers. Make these and sample them before you serve them to guests!

    • Kristy November 7, 2014

      Sorry they didn’t turn out for you!

      • Angelina November 11, 2014

        What size (in ozs.) Angel Food cake mix did you uae, Kristy? Peerhaps Angie’s cake didn’t turn out well because many cake mixes are now smaller than they previously were. I seriously doubt that Angie messed up a 3 ingredient cake! I wanted to ask this question before I went ahead and made this recipe. Pleaase respond, since I’s like to bring this cake to a Thanksgiving gathering.

        • Kristy November 12, 2014

          Oh no, I made it several years ago so I’m sure it was the larger one! I didn’t know cake mix sizes had changed!

      • Angel November 11, 2014

        Which to use canned pumpkin or canned pumpkin pie filling? Maybe she used the wrong one??

        • Kristy November 12, 2014

          Canned pumpkin :)

          • Kelly November 26, 2014

            What happens if I use the pie mix and leave out the spices? Wouldn’t it be the same thing?

          • Kristy November 26, 2014

            would be worth a try, but i’m not sure (i haven’t tried it!)

  24. Mia November 8, 2014

    The cake is really good but I don’t like the glaze, at all, so now I need to figure out a different glaze or frosting to put on it.

    • Kristy November 9, 2014

      Good luck, let me know what you end up liking! Would love to know!

  25. Barbara November 12, 2014

    This sounds so easy and looks so good,I will give it a go!

  26. Nancy Uren October 8, 2015

    My handicapped brother is diabetic & I made these, the house smells awesome. W live in Fl. cn’t waitti ice & try:):)


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