Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
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  1. 4 eggs
  2. 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  3. 1 cup vegetable oil
  4. 15-ounce can pumpkin
  5. 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  6. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  7. 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  8. 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  9. 1 teaspoon salt
  10. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  11. 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  12. The Best Cream Cheese Frosting
  13. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  14. 1 package cream cheese, softened
  15. 2 cups powdered sugar
  16. 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
  17. 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  18. Instructions
  19. In a mixer with the paddle attachment combine the butter and cream cheese until blended.
  20. Slowly add in the powdered sugar and then follow with the maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice.
  21. Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  22. Enjoy!
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9 baking pan.
  2. In the medium bowl combine the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, salt and baking soda.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just combined. Try not to overmix. Spread the batter into the prepared 13 by 9-inch baking pan. Sprinkle the top with the pecans.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely before frosting.
  6. Enjoy!
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