Pumpkin Raisin Bars
 
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This delightful spicy bar dessert can be made for a large crowd or served as a cake in a smaller version for the entire family. One of my old-favorites.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all purpose-flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree or 1 (15oz.) can organic pumpkin
  • ½ cup chopped nuts
  • ½ cup raisins
  • Frosting
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • 1 (3 0z.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Instructions
  2. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Grease a 15-10" baking pan (for 1 "bars) or 9x13" cake pan (for thicker cake)
  4. In a large bowl combine all the bar ingredients except nuts and raisins.
  5. Beat on low speed until moistened.
  6. Beat for 2 minutes at medium speed.
  7. Stir in nuts and raisins.
  8. Pour into greased pan.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Bake for 40-50 minutes if placed in a 9x13" pan.
  10. Cool completely.
  11. Frosting
  12. In a small bowl, combine all the frosting ingredients.
  13. Beat until smooth.
  14. Frost cooled cake.
  15. Store in the refrigerator.
Recipe by California Greek Girl at http://www.californiagreekgirl.com/pumpkin-raisin-bars/