Cream Cheese Layer Pumpkin Bread

    1 hour 40 min

    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.

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    Makes: 2 loaves

    • 225g cream cheese
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1 tablespoon plain flour
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
    • 210g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 250g pumpkin puree
    • 120ml vegetable oil
    • 2 eggs
    • 300g caster sugar

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr20min  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Lightly grease two 20x10cm loaf tins.
    2. 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
    3. 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.
    4. 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.

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    Oh my gosh! This is the absolute best bread!! The only thing I did was to omit the orange peel and used 1/4tsp. van. extract instead and left out cloves and increased cinnamon to 1 tsp. It came out delish, I'm tossing out all my other recipes I have for pumpkin bread! As another veiwer stated be careful not to put too much in 1st layer or cheese ends up to close to the top. I'm going to make 2 more loaves right now for Thanksgiving because we can't stop eating the ones I just made!! Thanks Tina!!!  -  24 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I really liked the aroma and taste but had one problem. The instruction for the pumpkin mixture was to "pour" it into pan, on top of cheese mixture. My batter was too thick to pour. I had to spoon it on and that made it hard to spread. Don't know what I did wrong.  -  15 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This bread had the perfect amount of spice (I love spice!!) and the cream cheese added a nice touch. Although I did add too much bottom layer before adding the cream cheese. So be careful! Only need to add a very small bottom layer. Thank you!  -  07 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)