Maple Cake Bars

Maple Cake Bars

Servings: 24 Prep: 30 minutes Cook Time: 30-35 minutes


For the Bars:

1 Cup Butter

1 Cup Dark Brown Sugar

15 Oz Pumpkin Puree

1/4 Cup Maple Syrup

1 Tbsp Cook's Pure Maple Extract

1 Tsp Cook's Pure Vanilla Extract

2 Large Eggs

2.25 Cups Flour

1 Tsp Baking Powder

1/2 Tsp Baking Soda

2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon

1/2 Tsp Ground Ginger

1/2 Tsp Salt

12 Oz White Chocolate Chips, Chunks, or Wafers

For the Icing:

2 Tbsp Butter

1 Cup Powdered Sugar

3 Tbsps Milk

1 Tbsp Cook's Pure Maple Extract

1 Tsp Cook's Pure Vanilla Extract

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a 9" X 13" Baking dish with parchment paper, or grease with butter.
  3. Put butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and heat for 2-3 minutes or until butter is lightly browned. Remove from heat immediately.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, maple syrup, and maple and vanilla extracts. Mix in the brown butter. Add in eggs, one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition. Set aside.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, ginger, and cinnamon.
  6. Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and mix until just combined and smooth.
  7. Mix in the white chocolate.
  8. Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes or until knife comes out clean.

Meanwhile, make the icing. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients and combine so the mixture is smooth and pourable. Set aside.

Once the bars are cooled, drizzle icing over the top of the bars.

*Recipe adapted from Half Baked Harvest