Spiced Pumpkin Bars
photo by cyaos
- Ready In:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs
- 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
- 1 2⁄3 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup cooking oil
- 3⁄4 cup pecans, chopped (optional)
- 1 (11 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1⁄4 cup butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl beat together eggs, pumpkin, sugar and oil with an electric mixer on medium speed. Add the flour mixture; beat until well combined. If desired, stir in chopped pecans.
- Spread batter into an ungreased 15x10x1 baking pan.
- Bake in 350 F oven for 25-30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool completely in a pan on a wire rack.
- In a medium mixing bowl beat together the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until fluffy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, beating until smooth.
- Frost pumpkin bars. If desired, top with pecan halves. Cut into squares. Store, covered, in refridgerator up to 3 days.
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Call them what you like, bars or pieces of cake, this recipe makes up some GREAT TASTING thingies to eat & enjoy! Was going to make half a batch, but then didn't, although much was shared by neighbors! Thanks for sharing your recipe! It's a keeper! [Made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in this Spring's PAC]
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