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Home Sweet Home Bakealong 46: Pumpkin Bars

November 1, 2015

Ok, pumpkin cake. I didn’t have a tray the right size and I fancied a cake-shape.

I nearly didn’t make this as I couldn’t find the pumpkin puree but thanks to the lovely bakers of Twitter I eventually tracked it down in Waitrose where they had LOADS. Apparently you can also order it from Ocado and larger branches of Tesco have it.

For once, the amount of icing was about right (just).

The best review of this cake comes from a member of the congregation at church who said she’d share a slice with her friend, took a couple of bites and then said to the other eater “you need to start eating some of this right now or there’ll be none left” and to me, “you should definitely make this again”.

Ok then!

Pumpkin Bars / cake
from Home Sweet Home by The Humminbird Bakery

Recipe (makes one 9 x 11in tray or 9in round cake tin)

Sponge:
4 large eggs
250ml sunflower oil
360g soft light brown sugar
425g pumpkin puree
340g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp salt
Topping:
120g full-fat cream cheese
50g unsalted butter, well softened
200g icing sugar
Like Beckie, I didn’t put the desiccated coconut on top as they suggested as I know some people don’t like it. Also, I had some very lovely autumnal coloured sprinkles I wanted to use.

Marshmallows are the next recipe. Yum!
#HomeSweetHomeBakeAlong

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