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Pumpkin Walnut Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Walnut Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Pumpkin Walnut Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Aaaand another pumpkin dessert – Pumpkin Walnut Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting. After most popular pumpkin recipes on our blog – Pumpkin Sweet Spicy Buckeyes and No Bake Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake I chose this incredible cake.

Pumpkin Walnut Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin, walnuts, cinnamon combined with cream cheese frosting make a winning combination. I really love this cake and  I enjoy making it.

While I am preparing all the ingredients and chopping walnuts, I am looking forward to a smell of a baked cake coming from the oven. That fine smell fills every corner of my home with some special warmth.

Pumpkin Walnut Bars with Cheese Cream Frosting is just right for Thanksgiving Day or any other special occasion. Make your festive dinner complete with this fantastic dessert.

What do you need to prepare Pumpkin Walnut Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting?

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • FROSTING
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup confectioners sugar

Pumpkin Walnut Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

I often make Pumpkin Walnut Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting because my family and I love the taste of it. Prepare it with lots of love and with a smile and it definitely be a success.

How to prepare Pumpkin Walnut Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting?

  1. PUMPKIN WALNUT BARS – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Put a parchment paper and spray an 8×8 inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Combine eggs, brown and white sugar, olive oil, melted butter, vanilla and Greek yogurt in a large bowl. Mix it, with electric hand mixer at a medium speed for about a minute, add pumpkin puree and mix some more. Add flour and other dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Finally, add chopped walnuts and mix it. Put the mixture in the already prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes until toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, or with a few small crumbs. Cool completely at a room temperature.
  3. CREAM CHEESE FROSTING – Put cream cheese, softened butter, vanilla extract, whipping cream and powdered sugar in a large bowl and mix well with an electric mixer, at a lower speed for about 30 seconds, then at a medium speed for about 30 seconds more. Spread frosting evenly over pumpkin cake and sprinkle with cinnamon.

NOTES

Cut into squares and enjoy!

Pumpkin Walnut Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Walnut Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Walnut Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: 16-20
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

I often make Pumpkin Walnut Bars with Cream Cheese frosting because my family and I love the taste of it. Prepare it with lots of love and with a smile and it will definitely be a success.

Ingredients

  • BARS
  • 3 eggs at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • FROSTING
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup confectioners sugar

Instructions

  1. PUMPKIN WALNUT BARS - Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Put a parchment paper and spray an 8x8 inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Combine eggs, brown and white sugar, olive oil, melted butter, vanilla and Greek yogurt in a large bowl. Mix it, with electric hand mixer at a medium speed for about a minute, add pumpkin puree and mix some more. Add flour and other dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Finally, add chopped walnuts and mix it. Put the mixture in the already prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes until toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, or with a few small crumbs. Cool completely at a room temperature.
  3. CREAM CHEESE FROSTING – Put cream cheese, softened butter, vanilla extract, whipping cream and powdered sugar in a large bowl and mix well with an electric mixer, at a lower speed for about 30 seconds, then at a medium speed for about 30 seconds more. Spread frosting evenly over pumpkin cake and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Notes

Cut into squares and enjoy!


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Kimberly Reed

Sunday 7th of October 2018

so make in 8x8? what temp to cook at for 45 min?

Dragana

Sunday 7th of October 2018

Hi Kimberly,

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and bake for 45 minutes until toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, or with a few small crumbs.

Enjoy!

Regards, Dragana

PAT MARSHALL

Friday 21st of September 2018

Could this be made in a 9/13 pan?

Dragana

Saturday 22nd of September 2018

Yes Pat, but you have to increase the quantity of ingredients for about half and to check periodically the baking time, until toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

Regards!

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