Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

1 c. sugar
1 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. salt
8 oz. canned pumpkin
2 eggs

Frosting (frost cake after it is completely cooled)
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
3 Tbsp. margarine
2 c. confectioners sugar, sifted
1/2 tsp. vanilla

1. In a large mixing bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Add egg and pumpkin. Combine well.
2. Pour batter into 9"x13" cake pan (you can double the recipe for a large crowd and place it in a jelly roll pan). Bake at 350 degrees for about 25-25 minutes. Let cool.
3. Once cake is cooled completely, cream softened cream cheese and margarine. Gradually add confectioners sugar until well blended. Stir in vanilla.
4. Frost cake and cut into bars.

Notes: This recipe is adapted from the Frosted Pumpkin Bars recipe found at CDKitchen. I halved the recipe and added some spices for more flavor. We were very satisfied with the results!

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