Thursday, October 2, 2014

Pumpkin Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

I was craving one of these moist cakelike bars and a frothy cup of hot coffee last week. Something about fall always makes that happen. Happy October!

Pumpkin Bars
2 C flour
2 t cinnamon
2 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
4 eggs
1 15-ounce can pumpkin
1-2/3 C sugar
1 C vegetable oil
(optional 3/4 C chopped pecans)* 

Combine the flour, baking soda and powder, 
cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl.
In a large mixing beat together  the eggs, pumpkin, 
sugar and oil with a mixer on medium speed.
Add the flour mixture; beat until well combined. 
If desired, stir in the chopped pecans. Spread
 batter into an ungreased 15x10x1 sheet pan. 
Bake @350º for 25-30 minutes. Cool completely in
 pan on a wire rack. Frost. Sprinkle some of the cake
 with chopped pecans. Cut into squares to serve.
Store in the refrigerator. Also freezes well. 

Cream Cheese Frosting
4 ounce cream cheese (half a brick), softened
1/2 stick butter, softened
2 C powdered sugar
1 t vanilla
 Beat together in a medium bowl until smooth.
*Sprinkle 3/4 C chopped pecans over the 
frosted cake, or just over half the cake.

Enjoy a great fall treat!


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  2. YUMMY! I'm trying this VERY soon!! Heather

  3. I pinned these for future reference.


  4. Rita mae these look delish and can't wait to try try them and easy too.Love your blog and your creativity.Susie

  5. Yum - these will be perfect to make for this weekend. Thank you for your recipes.

  6. I am in the middle of making these - I don't see at what temperature you bake them - 350?

  7. yes, 350º . I've corrected the recipe. Thanks!