These are so good. You will need to make these to welcome in fall.
Spiced Pumpkin Bars
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
15 oz can of pumpkin puree ( 1 3/4 cup fresh pumpkin puree)
1 2/3 cup sugar
1 cup cooking oil
3/4 cup chopped pecan (optional)
1 recipe cream cheese frosting *listed below*
In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together eggs, pumpkin, sugar, and oil with an electric mixer on medium speed. Add the flour mixture; beat until well combined If desire, stir in the chopped pecans. Spread batter into an ungreased 15x10x1 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 min or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Frost with cream cheese frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
3 oz softened cream cheese
1/4 c butter softened
1 tsp vanilla
Beat with electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. Gradually beet in 2 cups sifted powdered sugar. Beat until smooth.