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Pumpkin Bars Recipe

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2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
4 eggs beaten
1 (16 oz) can pumpkin
1 cup cooking oil

1 (3 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted and divided

CAKE: In large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, cloves, pumpkin pie spice and nutmeg Stir in the eggs pumpkin and oil until well combined Spread batter in an ungreased 15"x10"x1" baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 2 hours on a wire rack. Spread with cream cheese frosting (see below). Cut into bars. Cover and store in the refrigerator.

FROSTING: Beat together cream cheese, butter and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually add sifted confectioners' sugar, beating well until frosting has spreading consistency.

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yield 48 bars




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