I have been baking a lot with pumpkin lately. I recently saw this recipe by Paula Deen that looked really good. She calls it bars but it is really more like a cake.
This recipe is so moist and delicious. We all really enjoyed it. My kids especially liked it. I made this while my mom was visiting and she also thought it was a really good pumpkin cake recipe.
Paula Deen had a frosting recipe for this but I used my favorite cream cheese frosting instead. This frosting recipe is good on just about any cake. It really is very good.
Paula Deen’s Pumpkin Bars
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 15-ounce can pumpkin
- 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Using an electric mixer at medium speed, combine the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy. Stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix at low speed until thoroughly combined and the batter is smooth. Spread the batter into a greased 13 by 10-inch baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting. Cut into bars.Lynn’s Favorite Frosting
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3-3/4 to 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
For frosting, in a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla. Gradually beat in enough confectioners’ sugar to achieve desired consistency.