Pumpkin Yogurt Snack Cake

September 25, 2012

You cannot ever go wrong with pumpkin and cream cheese.

Pumpkin Yogurt Snack Cake

Yield: 9 squares


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tbs. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed oil {I’ve never even heard of that.  I used olive oil instead.}
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt (regular or Greek yogurt)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pureed pumpkin

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9×9 baking dish.

In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and salt and mix well.In a large bowl, whisk the grapeseed oil and sugar until combined. Add the eggs, yogurt, vanilla and pumpkin and mix until fully incorporated.

Add in the flour mixture and stir to incorporate the dry ingredients.Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40-50 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Source: Bake Your Day

And you should know we dolloped ours with whipped cream cheese.  And if I had had heavy whipping cream on hand, I would have made this to pour on top.  I’ll go ahead and add the recipe below for you…

Whipped Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 1/4 cup whipped cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 4-5 tablespoons heavy cream, or more depending on texture

In a bowl, whisk cream cheese vigorously until it smoothes out. Add in sugar, vanilla and cream one tablespoon at a time, whisking constantly. This glaze will be a bit thicker (almost like a thin frosting), so add more or less cream depending on your desired consistency.

Source: How Sweet It Is

Oh. my. gosh.

SO good.


  • Reply Cassie Laemmli (@BakeYourDay) September 25, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Love it! I so wanted to add whipped cream to mine but didn’t do it. Thanks for the link love!

    • Reply Mary Beth September 25, 2012 at 11:28 am

      Absolutely! We love anything pumpkin over here. 🙂 Feel free to link up one of your recipes sometime. We are trying to build a community of “chefs” through this and would love your participation!

  • Reply Susanna September 26, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Thanks for linking me Mary Beth! Sorry I couldn’t participate this week. I really wanted to, but it’s been crazy busy with work and everything. Plus, my hubby came home so I’ve been spending lots of catch up time with him 🙂 This definitely looks like a must try recipe, and I’m sure I’ll enjoy it!

    • Reply Mary Beth September 27, 2012 at 7:29 am

      Awww…yes! Spend time with your family! But you should also know, you are totally able to link up to past recipes you’ve done on your blog. Easy peasy!

  • Reply Susanna October 3, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    I was actually considering doing just that if I run into such a busy week again 🙂

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