Pumpkin Bars

This is one of my favorite cakes. I make it year round. No need to think of pumpkin as just an autumnal ingredient.
It is perfect for a party or potluck as it fills a half sheet pan, plus I generally have everything needed on hand.

Pumpkin Squares

4 eggs
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 cup oil
2 cups canned pumpkin
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat eggs, sugar and oil until smooth. Add pumpkin. Mix until blended. Add remaining ingredients. Mix.
Grease the bottom of a half sheet pan. Pour batter in pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.


3 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
zest of one orange (can omit, but I love the flavor)

Mix together and frost cooled cake.


Shug said...

Need a dessert for this Sat. night...This sounds good to me and shouldn't require a lot of my time..
Thanks for the recipe..


Joanne said...

I've never understood why people think of pumpkin as seasonal! This looks delicious!

Peggy said...

Can't wait for my pumpkins in the garden! Will definitely be making these delicious little treats!

Anonymous said...

Love pumpkin anytime of the year. Always good and appropriate!!

Joyti said...

Oo, this looks really delicious, and very comforting, no matter what time of year.

Christine's Pantry said...

Looks wonderful! Yummy!


Rachelle said...

I agree with you about pumpkin being great for all seasons! There's never a time that pumpkin won't be appreciated. Yum!

Mary Bergfeld said...

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