Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

For a tasty desert after dinner tonight, whip up a batch of pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting. Your spouse and children will love this delicious treat and you will feel good knowing every ingredient that went in it. You can skip the cream cheese frosting for a dairy free or less fating version. Either way they are very tasty.

Ingredients You Need

1 x 16 Ounce Can of Pumpkin
4 Eggs
1 Cup of Cooking Oil
2 Cups of Sugar
2 Cups of All-Purpose Flour
2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
½ Teaspoon of Salt
2 Teaspoons of Ground Cinnamon
½ Teaspoon of Ground Cloves
½ Teaspoon of Ground Ginger
½ Teaspoon of Ground Nutmeg
3 Ounces of Cream Cheese
½ Cup of Softened Butter
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
2 Cups of Powdered Sugar
Non-Stick Cooking Spray

Supplies You Need

Electric Beaters
Large Mixing Bowl
Medium Mixing Bowl
Measuring Cups
Measuring Spoons
Can Opener
Soft Spatula
12 Inch x 18 Inch Pan

Making the Pumpkin Bars

Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then take your large mixing bowl and crack your four eggs. Make sure there are no egg shell pieces in the bowl.

Then open the pumpkin and add it to the bowl along with the sugar and cooking oil. Mix the ingredients using your electric beaters.

Then measure the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and sift it into the mixing bowl using your sifter. Add the cinnamon, cloves ginger and nutmeg and mix with the electric beaters.

Spray your baking pan with the non-stick cooking spray and pour the pumpkin bar batter in. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat to cool.

Making the Frosting

Combine your softened butter, cream cheese and vanilla extract in your medium mixing bowl. Using your electric mixer, blend all the ingredients together.

Slowly add the powdered sugar as you mix on low. Then using your soft spatula spread the cream cheese frosting evenly over the pumpkin bars. Cut into squares and enjoy.

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