Pumpkin-Spice Bars

4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup raisins
Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe below)
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:

1 3 oz package cream cheese (softened)
1/3 cup butter or margarine (softened)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350º. Grease jelly roll pan, 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Mix eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin in large bowl with spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, ginger and cloves. Stir in raisins.

Spread batter in pan. Bake 25 – 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting. Sprinkle with nuts, if desired.

Cream Cheese Frosting Directions:

Mix all ingredients until a smooth, spreadable consistency.

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