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Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

A perfect fall dessert, delicious pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting.
Course Dessert
Keyword Fall, Pumpkin, Recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Frosting:
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp butter softened
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×9 inch pan with parchment paper and spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, ground ginger, baking soda, baking powder, salt, ground cloves and cinnamon. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
  • 3. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the eggs, vanilla, oil and pumpkin on medium speed until light and fluffy. Stir gently, just until combined.
  • 4. Pour into a pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
  • 5. When completely cooled, frost.
  • 6. Combine the cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the sugar and mix at low speed until combined. Stir in the vanilla and mix again.
  • 7. You may need to add a little milk to make it spreadable if your butter wasn’t soft enough.
  • 8. Spread frosting evenly on top of cake. Cut the bar into any size you like.