Frosted Pumpkin Squares

I like savory dishes but every once in a while I get a craving for something sweet. But even then I include spices in it. I guess it’s like my personality! And it’s my husband’s favorite cake……so far! ūüôā

  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3¬†teaspoons Pumpkin Pie or Spice Cake Spices (If you don’t have the premixed spices use a combination of Cinnamon, Nutmeg, powdered Ginger¬†and Allspice)¬†
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt or Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 cup Canola Oil
  • 1/2 cup Apple Juice
  • 1 can (15 ozs) Pumpkin (don’t use the Pumpkin Pie mix) or you can use fresh cooked mashed Pumpkin
  • 2 Whole Eggs, beaten

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 stick¬†salted Butter, softened
  • 1 package (8¬†ozs) Cream¬†Cheese or Neufchatel Cheese
  • 1¬†1/2 cups Confectioner’s Sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons Milk or Half & Half
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Beat to mix until smooth. Add more milk if needed to get a nice spreadable consistency. Set aside until pumpkin squares are baked and cooled. 

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 15x10x1 pan with shortening or non stick cooking spray. Lightly dust with flour. In the large bowl of a stand mixer combine ingredients of the pumpkin squares and beat on low speed until blended and moistened. Then beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.  Turn out the batter into the greased and floured pan.

Bake 20 to 30 minutes depending on your oven. Check with a toothpick. When it comes out clean from the center the squares are done. Cool on the countertop for about 1 hour.

Spread the frosting over the cooled bars and chill in fridge for 30 minutes. When the frosting is set cut into squares.

About okieranchwife

I am a transplant to Oklahoma and an escapee from an unspecifed Northeast State. I enjoy growing my gardens and cooking what I grow.
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2 Responses to Frosted Pumpkin Squares

  1. Vive La Luxe says:

    This looks absolutely delectable! We will definitely try this recipe out over at Vive La Luxe, and perhaps we will be able to post how it turns out!

    • Yes, please let me know how you like it. Yesterday I had to keep chasing my husbnad away from the fridge! LOL! I think the frosting is nice becasue it’s not too sweet. I crumbled hazelnuts across the top of squares in my photo. Thanks for reading!

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