Thursday, June 26, 2008

Pumpkin Squares

These delectable squares are my family's favorite. They taste a bit like pumpkin pie, but the icing and spices remind me of carrot cake as well. At any rate, they are so yummy you just have to try them!

Pumpkin Squares
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1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
14oz (398 ml) canned pumpkin
1 cup flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt.

With an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugars. Add eggs one at a time and beat well. Stir in pumpkin. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until just combined. Pour into a greased 9x13 inch cake pan and bake at 350 F for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool, and frost.

Cream cheese icing

4 oz (125 g) cream cheese
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups of icing sugar

Beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Add vanilla and about 1/2 cup of icing sugar at a time. If the icing is too thick, thin it with a little milk. Frost squares.

**These squares do not freeze well. Keep them in a sealed container in the fridge. Yummy!

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