Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Here it is November already, only two more months left in this year! All of my baking items this month will be fall related, whether pumpkin or anything else, pecans, cranberries, etc. The list could go on and on. FYI, I do take suggestions or recommendations on what to bake so if you are looking for something, please let me know! Help me expand my baking list with your help :-)
Today's recipe is pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting and. Seriously pumpkin, cream cheese, can't go wrong with that combination, yum!
First, gather together your ingredients: 4 eggs, 1 2/3 cup white sugar, 1 cup vegetable oil, 1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin, 2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1, teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger , 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg.

For the cream cheese frosting, you need 1 8 oz. block of cream cheese,softened,  1/2 cup butter, softened, 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Let the pumpkin bars cool before you add the frosting.

Next preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease up a 9/13 baking dish. Now comes the fun part, the making of the batter. In your mixing bowl and the mixer is fitted with your paddle attachment, combine the eggs, white sugar, oil and pumpkin and beat ingredients together until the mixture is fluffy.




In another large bowl, add the flour, the baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and ground clove.
 Then add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix the ingredients thoroughly but don't overmix!

 Pour the batter into your greased baking dish

and pop it into the over for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when stuck in the middle! Then let the bars cool before you spread the cream cheese frosting on them.
To make the frosting, using the paddle attachment, cream together the cream cheese and the butter until it is smooth. Then add the powdered sugar, and then the vanilla.


 Let it mix until it is creamy and smooth. Then spread over the bars. I sprinkled some chopped up pecans on the top because I have them in the pantry but you can leave them off if you would like. Cut into bars, then eat and enjoy!



And because it is also Oh Pinteresting Wednesday,
I have a few pins of pumpkin desserts for your eyes to feast on!


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30 comments:

Allison said...

Yum!! Looks amazing!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Wow Meg these all look amazing. I'm going to have to try those pumpkin bars :-)

Erin said...

Well isnt that just a little of heaven! :)

Holly said...

Mmmm the recipe sounds delish!!! And all those pins....oh my goodness, I'm starving now!

Ruthie Hart said...

yummy!! we are totally on a pumpkin kick!

CALLIE said...

OOOOO these sound delish!! Migh have to try these out this weekend. I don't know that I have ever had anything Pumpkin flavored... Crazy, I know!

meghan said...

Uh, YUM! I seriously love everything pumpkin!

xoxo,
megs [at] Shine On

Tyler said...

I could eat fall flavors all year round. In my book, it could actually be fall all year round and I'd be ok with that. Now to wipe the slobber off the screen...

Stesha said...

Thanks Meg!!! All I want to do now is eat eat eat!!!

xo
Classic & Bubbly

birdie to be said...

YUM! These look amazing!

Kerri said...

mmmm... yummy! Those looks amazing!

the cheese thief said...

Looks so yummy!

Sarah said...

Very very nice. I bet your husband was happy =) I STILL need to make a fall dessert. I need to get on that!

-Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

Jenn :D said...

I.die.for.pumpkin...anything!! love love love & will bookmark your recipe!! :) Thanks for the share!

sherri lynn said...

Your pumpkin bars look so good! Usually I benefit from my mom making these but I haven't had any yet this fall! You're right though - you can't beat pumpkin and cream cheese!

Karen said...

Yum Yum Yum!!!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Oh my!!! Looks so yummy!!!! :)

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Okay anything with cheesecake receives an A++ in my book! Great looking recipe and terrific collection of yummy delights!

Tiffany said...

Oh yum, yum yum!! I'm not sure which one I'll try first!

Amanda said...

Those pumpkin bars look amazing! And what size kitchen aid mixer is that? And is it the silver? I'm in need of purchasing one of my own...

Moon said...

You should know, in Belgium, we use pumpkins solely for pumpkin soup. it's amazing what you can do with it, can't even guess which one I would try first.

Lia Joy @ life is aMAYESing said...

YUMMM!! I will have to try these! I made pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies (the recipe is on my blog) the other night and I just love them! I love all things pumpkin! :)

REBrown said...

All of these look delicious!

jessica {creative index} said...

yummy yummy!!

every picture looks delish! i want a piece of everything! ;)

Mihaela said...

Dear God, they look delicious! What's that one, 3rd photo, between the waffle and the donuts?

Nicole-Lynn said...

You always make such yummy stuff! Sounds delicious!

Lauren said...

Oh I am definitely craving those pumpkin bars now! They are so delish!

Whitney said...

you are making me sooooo hungry. these all look so great. i found your lil bloggy today and I am so happy to be your latest follower
:-)

Kirsten- The Foreign Domestic said...

I'm totally drooling over your recipes right now! I'm starting a new series where I'm finding 100 recipes on 100 blogs that I'll be cooking/sampling. I hope you don't mind if I use this recipe to feature you and link back to you? I'm planning on having this post up on 17 January. I'll send you an email next week with the details :).

Kirsten- The Foreign Domestic said...

Your recipe is featured on my blog today: http://www.theforeigndomestic.com/2012/01/from-your-kitchen-to-mine-risotto.html.

Thanks, again!