Deliciously Spicy Pumpkin Bread

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a recipe I've adapted over years and years until it was 'just right' (to my taste, anyway).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl, cream butter for 1 minute; add sugar and beat for 4 minutes longer or until light and fluffy; beat in eggs.
  2. In separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, orange zest and juice.
  3. In third bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices; stir one-third of the flour mixture into the butter mixture; mix in half the pumpkin mixture; add another one-third flour mixture and remaining pumpkin mixture; sprinkle with remaining flour mixture, raisins and/or nuts; mix.
  4. Spoon batter into greased 8- x 4- inch loaf pan; tap pan lightly on counter to remove air bubbles; bake in 350°F oven for 55 to 60 minutes or until loaf is well risen and golden and tester inserted in center comes out clean; transfer pan to wire rack and let stand for 5 minutes.
  5. TOPPING: Remove loaf from pan, transfer to rack; brush butter over top of cake; combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over cake; let cool completely.
Most Helpful

I made these as muffins and everyone loved them! I used pureed fresh pumpkin instead of the canned and pumpkin pie spice instead of all the other spices. I didn't make the topping for it, but did stir in chocolate chips instead of raisins. Made 12 muffins and baked for 30 minutes. Definitely a keeper!

mikey & ev October 26, 2007

What a delicious bread! This recipe for pumpkin bread has the lightest texture of any pumpkin bread recipe I have ever encountered. The flavor is also milder and more delicate than other recipes I've tried. With a personality all it's own, this recipe stands out! I did not include the golden raisins in my bread because I did not have any on hand, but I do see how they would only enhance this wonderful recipe! Thanks yet again, Evelyn!

Bev October 02, 2006

This make a lovely light and moist pumpkin cake! I opted for using the sultanas and 1/2 cup walnuts. I'll be making this one again, everyone enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing:)

Stardustannie September 28, 2006