Makes 49 "bars" or 21 pieces of cake
Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients
1 package cream cheese [8 ounces], softened
3 TBS butter or margarine, softened
2 to 3 teaspoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3-4 cups powdered sugar [taste sweetness to decide]
1/2 cup chopped walnuts optional
Heat oven to 350. Spray 9 by 13 or 15 by 10 pan. Grease bottom of desired pan.
Beat eggs, sugar, applesauce or oil and pumpkin with whisk until smooth. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Sir in chocoalte chips. Spread in greased pan.
For bars bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and bars spring back when touched lightly in center. For cake bake 40 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
For frosting: Beat together cream cheese, butter, milk, and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time on low until spreadable.
Frost bars and sprinkle with nuts or chocolate if desired.