Pumpkin Bars with Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Gladys December 15, 2020

How To Make Pumpkin Bars with Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting

Tired of having pumpkin pies during fall? Why not try this amazing pumpkin bars recipe with fluffy cream cheese frosting?

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 55 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • ½tspsalt
  • 2tspground cinnamon
  • ½tspground nutmeg
  • ½tspground ginger
  • 1cuplight-brown sugar
  • ¾cupgranulated sugar
  • ½cupbutter,melted and whisked to cool slightly
  • ½cupapplesauce
  • 3large eggs
  • 2tspvanilla extract
  • cupspumpkin,canned
  • cinnamon and pecans,whole or chopped, for garnish, optional

For Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • cupbutter,softened
  • 6ozcream cheese,softened
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • 3cupspowdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, set aside.

  2. In a separate large mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, blend together light-brown sugar, granulated sugar, melted butter and applesauce until well combine.

  3. Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix until well blended, then add pumpkin and mix until well blended.

  4. Add dry mixture and mix just until combine.

  5. Pour and spread mixture evenly into a buttered 13×9-inch baking dish and bake in preheated oven about 35 to 38 minutes until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out with a few moist crumbs attached

  6. Allow bars to cool completely then cut into bars and frost with Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting (alternately you can frost bars first then cut into squares) and dust lightly with optional cinnamon and garnish with optional pecans.

Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, using and electric hand mixer, whip together butter and cream cheese on medium speed until very light and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes. Mix in vanilla. Add powdered sugar and mix until well blended and smooth.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 287.90kcal
  • Fat: 11.46g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.78g
  • Trans Fat: 0.31g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.01g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.61g
  • Carbohydrates: 44.37g
  • Fiber: 0.74g
  • Sugar: 33.36g
  • Protein: 2.95g
  • Cholesterol: 57.59mg
  • Sodium: 153.53mg
  • Calcium: 47.42mg
  • Potassium: 85.81mg
  • Iron: 0.98mg
  • Vitamin A: 145.03µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.10mg
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