Pumpkin walnut and raisin loaf

    1 hour

    This pumpkin loaf cake has the perfect combination of flavours and textures. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger grace this cake, along with raisins and walnuts. If you aren't too keen on raisins or walnuts, use chocolate chips instead.

    38 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 250g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 220g dark brown soft sugar
    • 75g butter or margarine
    • 2 eggs
    • 250g pumpkin puree
    • 4 tablespoons milk
    • 80g raisins (optional)
    • 4 tablespoons chopped walnuts (optional)

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. In a mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, spices and bicarbonate of soda.
    2. In a separate bowl, cream together margarine and dark brown soft sugar. Mix in eggs, pumpkin and milk. Stir flour mixture into wet mixture until just combined. Fold in raisins and walnuts if desired. Pour into a greased and floured 23x13cm loaf tin.
    3. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 50 to 55 minutes.

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    Reviews in English (31)


    brought a loaf to work with me, and received tons of compliments. They all want more.  -  28 Sep 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    All of my quickbread recipes that I have made in the past always stuck to the pan and came out all wrong using all the right instructions. I have made this pumpkin bread recipe twice now and it has come out perfectly every time. Instead of Baking Powder I use one teaspoon of potato starch and one teaspoon baking soda as a replacement. It still makes a wonderful moist loaf for me to enjoy.  -  15 Nov 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My husband said it was the best pumpkin bread he has ever had. Moist and real pumkin tasty.  -  15 Oct 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)