Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Icing

    50 minutes

    These bars are kind of like a moist pumpkin cake and are topped with a rich cream cheese icing. Delicious!

    35 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 4 eggs
    • 1 2/3 cups (330g) white sugar
    • 1 cup (250ml) vegetable oil
    • 400g cooked, pureed pumpkin
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 170g cream cheese
    • 85g butter, softened
    • 3 cups (360g) icing sugar

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour one 20x30cm tin and set aside.
    2. In a mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, bicarb soda and cinnamon; add to wet ingredients and mix thoroughly. Spread into prepared pan.
    3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
    4. Prepare the icing by beating together the cream cheese, butter and icing sugar. Evenly spread over cooled bars.

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    Use a jelly roll pan and bake at same temp/same time for a more "bar" like result. Still very moist and chewy this way. To make this a "finger food", cut into 2x2 squares to serve. I only had 2 eggs on hand and it didn't alter the recipe.  -  06 Feb 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    The most moist cake I have ever baked. Everyone loves it. Frost the cake and then cut in to bars. Too moist and soft to frost after you cut.  -  22 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is a good recipe, but like other reviewers suggest, it is a cake, not a bar. The cooking time is incorrect also, it takes much longer than the time stated. I cooked mine for about 55 minutes and it turned out to be a really light fluffy cake. Also in addition to the 2 tsp cinnamon I added about 1/4 tsp cloves, some nutmeg, allspice, and ginger. The taste was great. Overall, we enjoyed it, it is tasty, just not a bar.  -  14 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)