Cream cheese and pumpkin loaf

    1 hour 20 min

    The addition of cream cheese to this pumpkin cake makes this recipe stand out from the rest. It's rich, moist and delicious.

    150 people made this

    Makes: 1 loaf

    • 110g cream cheese, softened
    • 50g margarine
    • 250g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 250g pumpkin puree
    • 225g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 65g chopped walnuts

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr5min  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease one 23x13cm loaf tin.
    2. Put softened cheese, butter and sugar in mixing bowl. Cream together well. Beat in eggs one at a time until blended. Mix in pumpkin puree.
    3. In another bowl combine flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves and walnuts. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Pour all at once over batter. Stir just enough to moisten. Pour into the prepared loaf tin.
    4. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 60-70 minutes until inserted skewer comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in tin. Remove to rack to finish cooling.

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    I've used this site many times for finding recipes but this is the first time I have ever wrote a "review" Even when substituting fat-free cream cheese and light margarine this bread remained moist, rich and delicious. This is a bread I will feel confident and proud to give as gifts this holiday season. Thanks Carol!!!!  -  04 Sep 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This bread got me great reviews at work. I served with a spread I whipped up using 3/4 c. margerine, 2 Tbsp honey, 1/2 tsp cinnimon and a dash of grated orange rind. It was gone in a half hour!  -  15 May 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Let me first start out by saying YUM! This is the very best pumpkin bread I have ever made. The cream cheese truly adds another depth of flavor that is very pleasing to the palate. I did not have the spices that it called for (cloves) so I replaced them with 3t of pumpkin pie spice. Great recipe!  -  19 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)