Tender Pumpkin Bread

    2 hours 30 min

    This pumpkin bread is so tender, it literally melts in your mouth. It tastes like pumpkin pie, but in a loaf form. It's perfect for afternoon tea, elevenses, dessert or popping into packed lunches.

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    Makes: 2 loaves

    • 250g plain flour
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 200g instant butterscotch dessert mix, such as Angel Delight
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 300ml vegetable oil
    • 5 eggs
    • 500g pumpkin puree

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:1hr15min  ›  Ready in:2hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Lightly grease two 23x13cm loaf tins.
    2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, dessert mix, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
    3. Stir in the oil, eggs and pumpkin pumpkin until just blended. Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture. Pour batter into prepared tins.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into centre of the loaf comes out clean.
    5. Remove from oven and let stand 15 minutes, then remove from tins and cool on wire rack.

    Cook's note

    You can also use this recipe to make cupcakes or muffins. Simply adjust the baking time accordingly.

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