First, let me apologize for the pictures. I made this recipe when I was in the midst of being crazy busy and I didn't take the time to get good pictures. Please don't be deceived - while the squares are absolutely delicious, the pictures don't do them justice.
These squares actually came about from a lack of time and a love of cream cheese icing. I needed something for book club and was craving my pumpkin roll with cream cheese icing but just didn't have the time to make it. Instead I modified the recipe to make squares.
In case you're wondering, our book this month was The House At Riverton by Kate Morton. In my opinion it was a decent read but not overly captivating. I didn't find myself wanting to stay up late to read. However, we had some fantastic discussion about it that made me develop a much stronger appreciation of the book. Anyway, back to the squares.
In case you're wondering, you can easily use non gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients if you don't have food issues. I just use replacements I can actually eat.
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup gluten-free flour (I used Cloud 9)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Using a mixer, blend the eggs, sugar, and vanilla.
Blend the pumpkin into the wet mixture.
In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice.Slowly add to the wet ingredients and blend until smooth.
Pour the batter into a greased 9 x 12 pan and bake approximately 25 - 30 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the squares comes out clean.
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese style soy, softened (I used Tofutti)
3/4 cup soy butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cream all ingredients together using a mixer.
Allow the cake to cool (or if you're impatient like me, don't) and ice. Place in the fridge to set the icing.
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