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Pumpkin Bars with Browned Butter Frosting

Pumpkin Bars with Browned Butter Frosting

Kelsey
These moist pumpkin bars are topped with creamy browned butter cream cheese frosting!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 24

Ingredients
  

Pumpkin Bars

  • 2 c flour
  • 2 c sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 c oil
  • 1 can pureed pumpkin
  • 4 eggs

Browned Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1 3 oz pkg cream cheese softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-4 c powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk

Instructions
 

Pumpkin Bars

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, salt and cinnamon.
  • Add the oil, pumpkin and eggs and stir until the batter is smooth. (You can mix by hand or with an electric mixer/stand mixer)
  • Pour into a greased jelly roll pan (12 x 17") and baked for 20-25 minutes.
  • Let cool completely and frost with the Browned Butter Cream Cheese Frosting.

Browned Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Add the stick of butter to a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir the melted butter frequently for 5-10 minutes or until the butter starts turning brown.
  • As soon as the butter starts to turn color, remove from the heat and pour into a bowl. Refrigerate for at least an hour before making the frosting.
  • Add the cooled browned butter (and all the brown particles the sunk to the bottom!) and cream cheese to a mixing bowl. Beat until smooth.
  • Beat in the vanilla, 3 cups of the powdered sugar and the milk.
  • Add the additional cup of powdered sugar if it needs to be thickened a bit.
  • Spread on top of the cooled pumpkin bars.
Keyword pumpkin