Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Pumpkin Bars

Shelia's post about her pumpkin muffins made me hungry for my pumpkin bars. My kids and I made some for a church meeting the other night and now I share them with you...
Pumpkin Bars
2 cups flour
1 ½ cups sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. ground cloves
4 beaten eggs
1 16-ounce can pumpkin
1 cup cooking oil

Combine dry ingredients. Stir in wet ingredients until thoroughly combined. Spread batter into and ungreased 15x10x1 inch baking pan. Bake in a 350° oven for 25-30 minutes or till a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Frost with ½ recipe of Cream Cheese Frosting when cool. Cut into bars. Makes 48.

Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz. package of cream cheese
½ cup softened butter
2 tsp. vanilla
4 ½ to 4¾ cups powdered sugar

In a bowl beat together cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, beating well. Gradually beat in enough of the remaining powdered sugar to make frosting of spreading consistency. Frosts top and sides of two 8- or 9-inch cake layers.


1 comment:

Sheila said...

OOh, yummy. More pumpkin recipes. Ah Fall, you are a delightful season! Thanks for sharing!