For fall, here’s some pumpkin bars with maple cream cheese frosting.
Recipe adapted from Paula Deen at Food Network. Enjoy!
Pumpkin Bars with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
1 cup olive oil
15-ounce can pumpkin
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons maple syrup
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
PUMPKIN BAR: Using an electric mixer , combine the eggs, sugar, olive oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy. Stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, salt, and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix until combined. Spread the batter into a greased baking pan, and bake for 30 minutes. Let cool and cut into bars.
ICING: Combine the cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the sugar and maple syrup and mix at low speed until combined. Spread on cooled pumpkin bars.