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Low Carb Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: low carb cake, pumpkin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 151kcal
Author: Lisa MarcAurele
A lovely pumpkin spice cake topped with sweet cream cheese frosting. This low carb snack cake is sure to please.
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Ingredients

CAKE:

  • 1 cup Carbquik (see Note)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup Steviva Blend or 1 cup erythritol plus 1 teaspoon stevia extract
  • 1 Tablespoon blackstrap molasses optional (for authentic flavor)
  • 4 eggs , beaten
  • 1 15- oz can pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar-free vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil

FROSTING:

  • 2 8 oz packages cream cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon stevia glycerite
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon sugar free vanilla extract

Instructions

CAKE:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Mix dry ingredients in large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • In medium bowl, mix together eggs, pumpkin, molasses, extract, and oil. Add to dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Pour into greased jellyroll pan (15x10x1) and bake for about 25-30 minutes. Cool on rack.
  • Cooled cake can be topped with whipped cream, frosted with cream cheese, or eaten as snack cake squares.

FROSTING:

  • Beat cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Add stevia, heavy cream and vanilla, beat until light and fluffy.

Notes

Carquik may be substituted with any low carb baking mix or use a mix of 3/4 almond flour and 1/4 coconut flour. Xanthan gum can be added to improve texture.
Carbs per square for cake: about 2.2g carbs
About 15 g carbs in entire frosting recipe

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 0.7mg

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