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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

World's Easiest Pumpkin Bars

Sometimes when things are too easy, one suspects that they will fail -- like, what's the catch?  But these moist and delicious pumpkin bars prove that one can bake their cake (easily) and eat it too.

This recipe is so simple and so quick, that it's the perfect baking project for children. With ingredients found in most pantries, you can put together the batter for this dessert in minutes.  As with many vintage recipes, this one is incorrectly titled, for this is a sheet cake, not typical bar cookies.  Not that there's anything wrong with that!

 How easy is this? Truly, just dump all the ingredients in a single bowl and

mix thoroughly until combined.  Pour into a 9 x 13 inch pan and bake.

Voila! Pumpkin sheet cake!

Cool slightly and cut into bars.

Production notes: I followed this recipe exactly, baking it in a 9 x 13 inch pan. When it was written, cans of pumpkin contained 16 ounces. Today, most have just 15 ounces, but it will be fine with the slightly lesser amount.

Typical of many vintage dessert recipes, this is not overly sweet. So you can make a frosting of confectioners sugar mixed with a little milk or simply dust the cake with confectioners sugar.


  1. This pumpkin cake is super easy and absolute fantastic! I made it twice in the past week by request and have shared the recipe and your website with everyone who had a piece! Thank you Susan

  2. I have made these bars twice so far (2X recipe each time ) for my daughters to bring to school to rave reviews! :)
    So quick & easy to make too!! --always a Bonus when busy! I bumped up the spices a bit (added extra cinnamon, plus some nutmeg&ginger). Cut them into small squares and called them "Pumpkin bites". Yummy ! Thank you
    Happy Halloween !

  3. I have these at my school and they are so Good