Friday, May 11, 2012

Frosted Pumpkin Bars

These were a BIG HIT this week at Institute!
Frosted Pumpkin Bars
4 large eggs
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 cup canola oil
1 (15-oz) can solid-packed pumpkin
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Optional: 1 cup chopped nuts
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 (3-oz) packages cream cheese, softened
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
¼ cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 Tablespoons milk
Optional: 1 cup chopped nuts
1) Preheat oven to 350oF.
2) Line cookie sheet (17”x11”x1 ½”) with parchment paper. Lightly apply cooking spray to paper.
3) Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda in separate bowl.
4) Mix eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until well blended.
5) Add flour mixture to egg mixture. Combine thoroughly.
6) Pour into prepared cookie sheet. Lightly shake back and forth to spread batter over entire surface of paper.
7) Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool.
8) Prepare frosting by combining ingredients in order. When cake is almost cool, spread frosting evenly over top. Place in refrigerator to set and then cut into 1” squares.

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