Pumpkin Bars




Pumpkin Bars

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg *
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 and 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 can (15oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)

Instructions:

Sift dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt & soda) and set aside. In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy. Add the dry ingredients, gradually. Mix well.

Spread batter in a greased 15x10x1 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely.

Frosting:
  • 1 8oz. package of cream cheese *
  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp milk

Cream together butter and cream cheese until smooth and fluffy.  Add powdered sugar, vanilla and milk.  Mix on high speed until smooth creamy.


* i added nutmeg to the recipe because i think pumpkin + nutmeg belong together

* the original frosting recipe only calls for 3 oz of cream cheese.  i like a good frosting to bar ratio, so i made a large batch of frosting + included it in this recipe



original recipe: http://bakeitandloveit.blogspot.com/2010/11/pumpkin-bars.html

4 Responses to "Pumpkin Bars"

  1. I make something similar. I sprinkle chopped toasted nuts on top of the cream cheese.

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  2. do you think we can make these into cupcakes?

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  3. do you think we can make these into cupcakes?

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  4. do you think we can make these into cupcakes?

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