Pumpkin Cake Bars with Brown Butter Frosting
We are back on the pumpkin trail folks. It seems as if I’ve only posted one or two pumpkin recipes this entire fall and we should change that. To be honest, I only get into pumpkin eating after most of my apples are gone. I figure we have till Thanksgiving to enjoy pumpkin so why rush it? I know I am a minority in that line of thinking.
But these pumpkin cake bars with brown butter frosting started the pumpkin kick in my house again. A simple (and favorite) spiced pumpkin cake recipe is made in a brownie pan and topped with sweet nutty brown butter frosting. Cut into bars and sprinkled with some fall inspired colors, we have a delicious treat perfect for Halloween festivities and beyond.
Should I really say more to convince you? I didn’t think so. I am sure I got you at pumpkin anyway. But while I still have you here, I want to tell you about one of my favorite charities, Cookies for Kids.
Every year, OXO supports Cookies for Kids’ Cancer through their #OXOGoodCookies program where they encourage everyone to bake a difference with OXO for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer was founded by two OXOnians (OXO employees) who were inspired by their son Liam’s battle with pediatric cancer, a disease which claims the lives of more children in the US than any other disease. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer provides inspiration and support to allow anyone to easily get involved in fundraising to find a cure for pediatric cancer. This year, OXO will donate up to $100,000 to support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, through their specially marked bakeware (the green sticker in my brownie pan above!). 25 cents for each specially marked product will go towards supporting pediatric cancer research up to our $100,000 commitment.
In addition, as part of their campaign, they will be donating $100 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer for each blog post dedicated to this campaign in October. Amazing right? These pumpkin cake bars are helping a little towards pediatric cancer research (and I am all about organizations that give research as we are struggling to get funds to understand these diseases). Head out there and buy some green sticker OXO bakeware!!
PS: Have a happy Halloween and a great weekend!