Honestly, when I first tried these bars last night, I was kind of “meh” about them. They were good and gooey, but I didn’t think they had the same appeal as the original.
Cream butter and cream cheese. Add in egg. Blend until combined. Add in pumpkin puree, vanilla, sugar, and spices.
Pour batter over top of cake layer.
Bake for about 40 minutes. Cake will be a mustardy orange color and the top will still be somewhat gooey. Let cool, then serve. The picture below is without any color edits, so it really does turn out fake tan orange!
Best of luck keeping yourself away from this one. I failed in the willpower department and am going to immediately give the rest of this cake away. If I can get it out the door before eating it all.
On a random and fun sidenote, when I checked my mailbox this morning, I had received a package from Just a Pinch. Usually, when I post a recipe on the blog, I cross post it on several other websites to share it with my “friends.” A few weeks ago, I posted my Jam Jam recipe that I wrote about here. And then I got busy and forgot all about it. Well apparently it has done well on their website and facebook page, so they awarded me a virtual and physical blue ribbon. I kind of feel like I am at field day again and have just beat out everyone in the jump rope contest.
I think Nana would be proud.