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Friday, October 30, 2009

Pumpkin Bars

Thank you Paula Dean for these decadent Pumpkin Bars/cake. This is seriously a to die for cake recipe, it bakes up much more like a dense and moist cake then it does like a bar, but she calls them bars, so I will as well. These are very simple to make, and trust me you won't want to take them to a party because you will be keeping them all to yourself! The cream cheese frosting is the finishing touch, so don't forget it.


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 & 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 15-ounce can pumpkin
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Using an electric mixer at medium speed, combine the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy. Stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix at low speed until thoroughly combined and the batter is smooth. Spread the batter into a greased 13 by 10-inch baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting. Cut into bars.

To make the icing: 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. Spread on cooled pumpkin bars.

1 comment:

KrAzY kEaTeS said...

These look super yummy Cheryl! I think I'm gonna try them for our next family dinner!