This is a great pumpkin bread/cake recipe. It makes three "loaves." If you're looking for a savory bread with undertones of pumpkin, you're in the wrong place--this recipe has a relatively rich and wonderfully moist and sweet consistency. This recipe can easily can be used for a pumpkin bundt cake as well. This bread/cake does not need a glaze to stay moist, so if you insist on glazing it, only add glaze (perhaps as a dip or drizzle) as you eat it so you don't exceed the liquid capacity of the batter and cause it to fall apart. Refrigerate if not consumed within the first 1-3 days (depending on the temperature/humidity in your home). A close friend's mother's recipe (mad props Sarah H.)! Edits to description December 27, 2012. No changes made to ingredients or directions.
- Stir together sugar, oil, and eggs. Add pumpkin and water. Stir in dry ingredients. Blend well. Pour into 3 greased and floured loaf pans (8" x 4").
- Bake at 350° for 1 hour, or until toothpick/knife inserted in center of loaf comes out clean.