Butter (NOT OIL) Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
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pumpkin, canned or cooked
pkg. cream cheese, softened
Cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and beat until smooth.
Mix in baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.
Mix in flour alternately with pumpkin. Do not overmix.
Spread in buttered and floured 9" x 13" baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees 20-25 minutes. Do not overbake.
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING: With electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and beat until smooth. Frost cooled pumpkin bars.
At this point, feel free to cut and enjoy, or add chopped nuts on top of frosting before cutting.
Last Updated: Fri, Jul 10, 2015