Saturday, November 22, 2008

Gooey Pumpkin Bars

A friend of mine brought these into work the other day and completely wow'd the office. If you're looking for an alternative to traditional pumpkin pie, check out these Gooey Pumpkin Bars.

1 Package Yellow Cake Mix
1 Egg
8 T. Butter, Melted

8 Oz. Cream Cheese, Room Temperature
1 (15 oz) Can Pumpkin
3 Eggs
1 t. Vanilla
8 T. Butter, Melted
16 Oz. Powdered Sugar
1 t. Cinnamon
1 t. Nutmeg

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Prepare Crust: Combine all the ingredients and mix well with an electric mixer. Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan.

3. Prepare filling. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter, and beat together. Next, add the powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mix well.

4. Spread pumpkin mixture over the cake batter and bake for 40-50 minutes. Make sure not to over bake as the center should be a little gooey.

Serve with fresh whipped cream.


Linda said...

These sound fantastic! Now if I just had some cream cheese and a yellow cake mix in the house I'd be all set and could be baking them now but alas, I don't and it's too darned cold to go get the needed ingredients.

Gots to put the things on a list and try these, though! They sound yummy!

Linda said...

Just thought I'd pop by and let you know that I made this today to take into work with me tomorrow. They look like they came out okay but I guess the proof will be in the eating tomorrow.

I've got my fingers crossed I didn't goof something up as once someone takes a big bite, it will be too late!

joygoddess said...

Hmmm... just finished making this for a dinner party. Was the cake supposed to puff out on the sides, forcing the gooey all in the middle???

I might've done something wrong. :(

Lisa said...

Joygoddess: No...that's not what is supposed to happen. It's never happened when I've made them (twice). What kind of pan did you use? Have you tasted them yet?

I'm curious-b/c this isn't my recipe but I've made them before-curious about others...