Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

One of my favorite flavors is pumpkin...I love just about anything pumpkin. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin spice lattes...they are all just yummy! And to me one of the best things about fall is the abundance of pumpkin and I wanted to share one of my favorite recipes with you! The bars are extremely moist and delish, especially when topped with homemade vanilla cream cheese frosting.

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients
for the bars...
  • 3 whole Eggs
  • ¾ cups Canola Oil
  • 1-⅔ cup Sugar
  • 29 ounces, weight Canned Pumpkin
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
for the frosting…
  • 1 (8) ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter; softened
  • 1 lbs. confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
Directions for the Bars
1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2) In a large mixing bowl combine the eggs, canola oil, sugar & pumpkin. Use a hand mixer on medium-high speed and mix until light and somewhat airy. (If you like, you can substitute apple sauce for 1/2 of the oil.)
3) In a separate large mixing bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.
4) Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and fold them together until completely combined.
5) Pour the pumpkin mixture into an ungreased 15 by 10 jelly roll pan and bake for 25 minutes.
6) Allow the pumpkin bars to cool completely before frosting.

To make frosting:
In the bowl of your mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix cream cheese and butter until smooth. Gradually add in the confectioners’ sugar and mix until smooth and creamy. Stir in vanilla extract. Spread on cooled pumpkin bars.

I hope that you enjoy it as much and my family and I love it!



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11 comments:

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  4. Here following from This for That :)

    Your blog is ADORABLE! I love your header :) Good luck in your blogging adventures!

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  5. New follower from this for that :)

    Those bars do look yummy!

    Wendy
    http://mindingspot.blogspot.com

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  6. Those look FABULOUS! Anything with the words "cream cheese" ropes me in every time. ; )

    Thanks for visiting and choosing to follow my blog today.

    I'm now following back!

    -Carmen
    www.keepingupklapper.com

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  7. good luck with blogging im now following you back on both your blogs.. Hope it works out well for you.

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  8. I love pumpkin too, this sounds great!! Thanks for stopping by my blog from This for That. Following you back!

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  10. Simply yummy.
    This is such a nice blog. I'm a new follower, following from a blog hop.
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  11. Oooh they look really good! I LOVE pumpkin and cheese cream! This would make a GREAT thanksgiving dessert!

    Thanks so much for linking up to last week's What's Cooking Wednesday! Be sure to stop by this week and link up more great recipes :)

    http://notsohomemade.blogspot.com/2010/11/chicken-spaghetti-casserole-1124-whats.html

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