Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Book Club and Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Pumpkin Squares with Cream Cheese Icing

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.


3 eggs
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.

Shared at: Ginger Snap Crafts, Glitter, Glue & Paint, Natasha in Oz, Life on Lakeshore Drive, Belle of the Kitchen, Sew Much Crafting, A Stroll Thru Life, Kathe With An E


  1. G'day Looks great! All blog comments appreciated and sharing is caring today!
    Cheers! Joanne @ What's On The List #SayGdayParty pinned

  2. That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe at the Say G’Day linky party. I’ve just pinned your post!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz


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