2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg * 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 4 eggs 1 and 2/3 cups sugar 1 cup oil 1 can (15oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
Sift dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt & soda) and set aside. In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy. Add the dry ingredients, gradually. Mix well.
Spread batter in a greased 15x10x1 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely.
1 8oz. package of cream cheese * 1/3 cup softened butter 4 cups powdered sugar 2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 Tbsp milk
Cream together butter and cream cheese until smooth and fluffy. Add powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Mix on high speed until smooth creamy.
* i added nutmeg to the recipe because i think pumpkin + nutmeg belong together
* the original frosting recipe only calls for 3 oz of cream cheese. i like a good frosting to bar ratio, so i made a large batch of frosting + included it in this recipe