I LOVE PUMPKIN.
Just about any recipe, if it has pumpkin in it, I know I'm going to like it. My friend Jen once gave me a recipe for her pumpkin spice bars. They're not really "bars"... they're more like cake... cooked in a flat, large cookie sheet. But, they're delish! And each time that I make them, everyone loves them.
So, for my Grandma's birthday cake, I decided to use this pumpkin spice bars recipe and cook them as a cake. It turned out so good!! I think it just might be one of my favorite cake recipes! So yummy and so very moist. And with cream cheese icing to top it off, what could be better??
If you're interested in making some.... here's the recipe.....
Pumpkin Spice Bars (cake)
2 c. sugar
1 c. oil
1 can pure pumpkin (16 oz.)
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. cloves
2 tsp. cinnamon
(I also like to add an extra tsp. of pumpkin pie spice and some nutmeg)
Spread into a large cookie sheet. Bake at 350F until cooked (about 20 minutes.... surprisingly, I don't have an actual time written down on my recipe. So, keep an eye on it)
This would be a good amount for a 8x8 cake.... so, alternatively you can divide the batter into two 8x8 pans and cook for approx. 35 minutes.
When cooled, cover with your favorite cream cheese icing. ENJOY!!!