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Paula Deen’s Pumpkin Bars

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.

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. Yummy, Lynn! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. Mrs. Querido says:

    Yep, looks like cake to me too 🙂 Sounds scrumptious and very decadent!

  3. When I saw that photo, I was hoping it was cream cheese frosting. Good call. Sounds great!

  4. Yes, yes, yes. I agree-cream cheese frosting is always the way to go with pumpkin.

    Sounds yummy.

  5. sounds super yummy! i think i’m going to “borrow” your icing recipe for my daughter’s birthday cake next week. it sounds delicious!

  6. Lynn,

    This is so yummy. I made it for dessert tonight. This is quite a big deal since I

    a. do not like pumpkin
    b. rarely make dessert.

    I could probably go sit down with my feet up for the whole night because DH is so happy and would probably do anything I asked him to. Thanks for sharing this!

    One question though… my wet ingredients never got “light and fluffy” in the mixer. Does that make sense?

  7. I am not sure why it did not get light and fluffy. Mine did not get super light and fluffy but it did change some. If the final results were fine and good, I would not worry about it. I am glad you liked it.

  8. Mississippi Songbird says:

    Sounds so good..

  9. I had pumpkin bars some years ago. I haven’t run across a recipe yet that was as tasty. I can’t wait to make Paula’s. These are certain to be GREAT. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I can’t wait to try this!

  11. Yummy, i will be adding this to my menu!

  12. I just made these today for school meal, and the recipe is exact same from Family Fun except add 1/4 tsp. ginger or nutmeg. Try it and see what you think. Anyway, everyone raves over this recipe and asks for it.

  13. Do you have to sift the flour


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