Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil (I substituted this with one cup of applesauce for a low fat version and the still tasted great)
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12x18 inch half sheet pan.
  2. In a large bowl, using a wooden spoon, mix together the eggs, oil (or applesauce), sugar and pumpkin until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg; stir into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until bars spring back when lightly touched. Cool before frosting and cutting into bars.
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese (I use light)
8 Tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Blend together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla

1 comment:

  1. I love these. I like to add chocolate chips and sometimes raisins.