Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients for Bars

1 15 oz. can of pumpkin puree

1 2/3 c. sugar

1 c. vegetable oil

4 large eggs

2 c. all purpose flour

2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

Ingredients for Frosting

1/2 c. unsalted butter, ( 1 stick )  softened

1 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 tsp. almond extract

4 c. powdered sugar

1/4 tsp. salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a large bowl, beat pumpkin, sugar, oil and eggs with an electric mixer until well combined.

In a smaller bowl, sift together, flour, spices, baking soda and salt

Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and stir until well combined.

Spread the batter evenly into a well greased 10×15 jelly roll pan

Bake for approximately 30 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Allow bars to completely cool before frosting

For the Frosting…

Beat together the butter and cream cheese until smooth.  Stir in the vanilla and almond extracts.  Add the powdered sugar a little at a time until the mixture is smooth.