Tuesday, September 6, 2011

MY FAVORITE PUMPKIN BARS

4 eggs
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 cup oil
1 can (16-oz) pumpkin
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda

In a large mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, sugar, oil (I now use only canola), and pumpkin until light and fluffy.

In another bowl, stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon; add to the pumpkin
mixture and mix thoroughly. Spread the batter in an ungreased 15 x 10 x 1-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. When cool, make the Cream Cheese Frosting, below, ice the bars. Cut into bars of desired size to serve.


CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
1 pkg (3-oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups sifted powdered sugar

Cream together cream cheese and butter. Stir in the vanilla. Add the powdered sugar a little at a time, beating well until mixture is smooth.


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