Pumpkin Snack Cake

December 13, 2009 at 3:57 pm 2 comments

The original recipe I found calls this a “bar”, but it’s too tall and not dense enough to be a bar, so let’s call it a “height challenged cake.” Pumpkin is very dense, and requires careful checking, else it will be undercooked. Pumpkin and whole wheat are good for you, so tell yourself this is health food, and enjoy.

Cake ingredients:
1 1/3 Cup all purpose flour
1 Cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 Cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 Cup oil
1/2 Cup apple juice (or water)
1 (16 – oz.) can (2 cups) pumpkin
2 eggs

Frosting ingredients:
1 brick cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons butter, softened
Dash salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Powdered sugar

Cake Directions:
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 9 X 13 cake pan. In large bowl, beat all cake ingredients at low speed until well blended. Spread in prepared pan. Bake at 350 for 25 – 30* minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, then frost.

*Note: if after 30 minutes the toothpick still comes out with sticky batter stuck to it, I’d reduce the heat of the oven to 325, and keep checking every 2 minutes. If you get impatient and take it out before the toothpick comes out dry, your cake will be undercooked.

Frosting Directions:
Beat together the softened cream cheese, butter, salt, and vanilla extract. Start adding powdered sugar until you achieve a thick consistency, probably 3 to four cups. Interesting note: When you first start adding a little powdered sugar, the mixture will actually get thinner until you add quite a bit more powdered sugar. Refrigerate to “set” the frosting.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Angie  |  October 10, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Mmmmm I was just looking at all your pumpkin recipes and YUM!! I think I must make this one tonight! All of them look amazing though! I will be back soon. 🙂 I just love fall.


    • 2. bradcreerhrcooks  |  October 15, 2010 at 11:02 am

      Thanks for the kind words, Angie. (I aspire to the greatness of your photos, you certainly have some skills, my friend!) Fall is a wonderful time of year, I like that we get to experience four distinct seasons.



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