Perfect Pumpkin Bars

Tara Linderman

By
@tstarr

My mom has had this recipe forever and now that I'm a mom, they are always requested by my husband, kids, and inlaws around the holidays!


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Serves:

20 at least!

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
flour
2 tsp
baking powder
2 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
salt
4
eggs (room temp)
1 can(s)
pumpkin (15 oz)
1 2/3 c
sugar
1 c
vegetable oil

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING (I ALWAYS DOUBLE IT!)

1- 8 ounce pkg
cream cheese softened
1/4 c
butter, softened
1 tsp
vanilla
2 c
powdered sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and set aside.
2
Beat sugar, pumpkin, oil, and eggs until well incorporated.
3
Gradually add dry ingredients into pumpkin mixture until fully incorporated.
4
Pour mixture into an ungreased 15x10x1 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting.
5
For the cream cheese frosting:
Beat together butter, cream cheese, vanilla until incorporated. Gradually add powdered sugar, and taste as you go. I like my frosting a little less sweet so I end up using less than the full amount of powdered sugar. Once frosted, I garnish with cinnamon on top.
Enjoy!
(I died the frosting orange in the picture for Halloween and topped with fresh ground cinnamon)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American