Perfect Pumpkin Bars

1
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!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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

How to Make Perfect Pumpkin Bars

Step-by-Step

  • 1Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and set aside.
  • 2Beat sugar, pumpkin, oil, and eggs until well incorporated.
  • 3Gradually add dry ingredients into pumpkin mixture until fully incorporated.
  • 4Pour mixture into an ungreased 15x10x1 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting.
  • 5For 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)

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About Perfect Pumpkin Bars

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