Have I told you how in love with Fall I am!?! I am in heaven, and down here in southeast Texas, it's just started to get cool at night, and the leaves have just begun turning. I just LOVE it! I figured it was time for our countdown to Halloween to begin, can you believe we only have 17 days? How are the Halloween costumes coming? I know so much to do!
Halloween Recipe Countdown, Day 17 :
Pumpkin Bars with Sinful Cream Cheese Frosting
I know I have posted this recipe before, but I am telling you, if you haven't made it you are missing out on one of the BEST pumpkin recipes you will ever find! I make these all the time!
Original recipe from Paula Deen
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
15 oz can pumpkin
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
8 oz package cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon mexican vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Using an electric mixer with paddle attachment combine eggs, sugar, oil an pumpkin. Mix at medium speed until pumpkin mixture turns color, from dark orange to pale orange, (about 5 minutes). In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and mix at low speed until thoroughly incorporated, and the batter is smooth. Spread the batter into a greased 9 X 13 baking pan. Bake for 25-35 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting.
To make icing: Combine the cream cheese and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, until smooth. Add the sugar and mix at low speed until combined. Stir in vanilla, and spread on cooled pumpkin bars.