About this recipe:This pumpkin bread is probably the best you will ever eat. A deliciously rich, cream cheese filling is sandwiched between spiced pumpkin bread. It's perfect for afternoon tea, dessert or elevenses.
Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Lightly grease two 20x10cm loaf tins.
In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, 100g sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, 1 egg and orange zest; beat until smooth. Set aside. Sieve together flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and spices; set aside
Place pumpkin, vegetable oil, 2 eggs and 300g sugar in a large bowl; beat well. Stir the pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture just until combined. Pour 1/2 of the pumpkin batter into the loaf tins. Spoon cream cheese mixture on top of this layer and then pour on the remaining batter.
Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes or until a skewer inserted into centre of the loaf comes out clean. Cool bread in tins for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.