Another recipe that I just have to try but need to post to save. This looks and sounds like a great alternative to traditional pumpkin pie.
- 4 eggs
- 1 2⁄3 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
- 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine, softened
- 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350°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.
These were delicious. However, I tasted the batter before cooking and was worried that it might be a little bland so I added more cinnamon, nutmeg, and some allspice. It was great. Also wanted to save some calories so rather than layer on the icing, I used an icing bag to make some pretty designs so you got the flavor without all the calories. Yummy
I just made this for the 3rd time since Thanksgiving 2014.....It is the best "cake" ever! I say cake because I add and extra egg and I replace the veg oil with coconut oil. I also agree with another post and use 1 teaspoon of allspice along with the 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. The frosting is heavenly and creamy. Not supposed to be like a hard cake frosting....it just glides over the cake and is creamy heaven! a can't miss recipe indeed. And is so forgiving to your own tweeks and flavors. Next time I think I will add dried cranberries or raisins!
Always a hit! So moist, so yummy! You have to do the frosting! :)