Oct 28, 2013

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♥ Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars ♥



I promise you this is going to be the last pumpkin recipe of this month. The Halloween season can never be successful unless you make at least one pumpkin treats. And I bet you this is going to be the one you need! Cream cheese will no longer filled in a cake roll as an ornament but it turns out to be the character of these cake bars. With a hint of pumpkin pie spice that goes into the sponge, these cake bars will definitely become a hit at your party!

Make 16 squares
You'll need:
Cream cheese layer:
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cake layer:
1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)1 cup sugar1 egg1/3 cup vegetable oil1 cup all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

How to make pumpkin cream cheese bars:
  1. Preheat oven to 190C. Spray a 8x8" baking pan with cooking spray and line it with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. For the cream cheese layer:
    Blend together softened cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla until smooth. Set aside.
  3. For the cake layer:
    Combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the pumpkin, sugar, egg and oil until well combined.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just incorporated.
  6. Pour batter into prepared baking pan, and spread to cover bottom of pan.
  7. Add dollops of the cream cheese mixture over the batter. Cut through the batter with a knife.
  8. Bake for 30 - 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Cool on wire rack and cut into squares. Store in the refrigerator.
With all my love <3
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