Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
When I was growing up, my mom made this every Christmas. The smell of it lingering through the house would be sure to wake us all up, and run for the kitchen.
- 3 1⁄2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups canned pumpkin
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 1⁄2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 1⁄2 cups walnuts, chopped
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 -3 teaspoons cream or 2 -3 teaspoons milk
- 1⁄2 cup walnuts, chopped
- Grease 2 loaf pans; set aside.
- Combine flour, soda and spices.
- Cream butter with sugar and pumpkin, blend in eggs.
- At low speed add dry ingredients to egg mixture.
- Mix in chocolate and one cup walnuts, stir to blend.
- Pour into pans and sprinkle with 1/2 cup nuts.
- Bake 350 for 1 1/2 hrs, top with glaze.
- For glaze:.
- combine dry ingredients, blend in cream or milk till misture becomes the consistency of glaze.
- Spread on loaves with removed from oven.
- Sprinkle remaining nuts on.
- After 5 minutes, remove from pans and cool on rack.
I only wanted one loaf so I halved the recipe...I'm not a chocolate person, so I omitted the chocolate chips...It also only took 1 hour to bake...Perhaps the 1 1/2 hours the recipe calls for, is because of the original 2 loaves in the oven? I'm donating the loaf I made to a bake sale next week and I'm sure it'll go quick...Thank you for posting this recipe!
Well, I was somewhat disappointed by this bread. I expected much more flavor and a moister bread than what i got. I found the spices to be off balanced and the bread to be somewhat heavy and not at all as moist as you would think with pumpkin. I followed the recipe exactly as written. Nice flavor and goes well with coffee but still...was a tad disappointed overall.