Pumpkin Cake Bars

The cream cheese frosting makes these bars irresistible. Make sure the cream cheese has been softened at room temperature first for best results.


2 cups sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3/4 cup canola oil
2 cups canned pumpkin
4 eggs

Combine sugar through cinnamon. Add oil, pumpkin, and eggs, beating with an electric mixer.
Spoon batter into a greased 15x10x1 inch jellyroll pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Cool. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1-3 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons butter, softened
1 Tablespoon orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups sifted powdered sugar

Beat cream cheese and butter until well blended, add orange juice and vanilla, mix well. Add powdered sugar mixing well. Frost Pumpkin Bars

Yield: 4 dozen bars