Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
The combination of pumpkin and chocolate is surprisingly wonderful and delicious! This recipe freezes well.
- 3 3⁄4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 1⁄2 cups canned pumpkin
- 12 ounces chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 dash clove
- Combine dry ingredients.
- Cream 2 sticks of butter or margarine.
- Gradually add 2 cups of sugar ( I cut this in half and it's still sweet). Cream well.
- Blend in and beat well 4 eggs.
- At low speed add dry ingredients alternately with 1 1/2 cups canned or cooked pumpkin, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Stir in 12 oz. pkg. chocolate chips and nuts. Turn into 2 greased 9X5 loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Cool then drizzle with spice glaze.
- SPICE GLAZE: Combine all ingredients and blend in 3-4 teaspoons hot water until consistency of a glaze.
Now I LOVE this when my food snob mom (aka MY MOM) makes this but mine just didn't turn out as delicious. Maybe cause mom didn't make it...;) At any rate, I did use the full two cups of sugar and skipped the nuts. I also used whole wheat and spelt flour and really could not taste the difference. I DO feel that 3/4 or 1/2 a bag of chocolate chips would have been MORE THAN ENOUGH chocolate-y...and I LOVE chocolate. Date honey or honey could have replaced some of the sugar, as well, I believe. I am freezing one loaf, but assume that all will go well with that, as it always does for mom. 1.5 cups canned pumpkin=1 full can One large Israeli butter (200g) is roughly equalivant to 1 cup butter or 2 american size sticks of butter. Make sure to let cook to a dark brown (espically if using a whole flour) or else it could be a bit gooey in the middle. Better to slightly overcook this one, imo. It's fluffy but crumbly and very rich and flavorful. Glaze is not so necessary. A unique and frugal way to use a can of pumpkin (which is a rare find here in the middle east). Miss you mom!