Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gluten-free Pumpkin Bars w/Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:1 bag Pamela's Classic Vanilla Cake Mix
3 eggs (2 beaten, hold 1 back from beating)
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup sugar or 1/3 cup agave
1 teaspoon allspice (cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg)
Measure out 2/3 cake mix and set aside. Combine remaining 1/3 cake mix with 1 unbeaten egg and butter until crumbly. Spread in bottom of a greased 9-inch x13-inch pan. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
Combine reserved cake mix with pumpkin, sugar or agave, nuts, eggs and allspice. Mix and pour over crust. Continue baking 15 minutes. Refrigerate. When completely cooled, frost with cream cheese frosting (recipe below). Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
8 oz. cream cheese (1 package), softened
1/4 cup unsalted butter (one stick), softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
Directions:Mix all ingredients and frost over cooled bars.

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