Sunday, September 7, 2014

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting - so moist and full of pumpkin flavor | Cooking on the Front Burner

Today is Secret Recipe Club reveal day!  This month I was assigned to Julie's blog called Little Bit of Everything from the Good Life.  In looking through her recipes, I couldn't decide between her sweet or savory ones but with pumpkin season coming soon, this Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread was calling my name.  I'm in the mood for a taste of fall and this hit the spot!

I followed the recipe exactly but instead of using 2 medium loaf pans, I used 3 small ones and made the rest of the batter into muffins.  (BTW the muffins were delicious too!) The recipe below is for the 2 medium pans.  I also decided to jazz them up a bit with a drizzle of cream cheese frosting - it complimented the bread perfectly.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Yield 2 loafs

    • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
    • 3/4 cup butter softened
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 3 large eggs
    • 3 cups flour
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
    • 15 oz. pumpkin puree
    • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
    • 3/4 cup raisins
    • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
    • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 3 to 4 tbls milk

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 then grease and flour 2 9x59x loaf pans
    2. In a medium bowl beat the cream cheese and butter until creamy
    3. Add sugar next beating until fluffy
    4. Add eggs one at time beating well after each addition
    5. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and add gradually to cream cheese mixture
    6. Stir in pumpkin, pecans and raisins
    7. Spoon batter evenly between the 2 pans and bake for an hour or until a tooth pick comes out clean.
    8. Cool on rack for 10 minutes then remove from pan
    9. When completely cool drizzle with frosting
    1. Beat cream cheese until very creamy then add in powdered sugar
    2. Stir in vanilla and add 3 tbls of milk - add more to get desired consistency
    3. Drizzle over bread
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    I liked how easy this was to make and I always seem to have a can of pumpkin in my pantry (Note to self - buy more pumpkin!)  I think this would go perfectly with tea or coffee and since it makes more than one loaf, you can share and still have some for yourself!  As usual, the DIY Guy brought some to work and I heard it was gone in a flash - maybe for them I should have made a bigger loaf!

    Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread | Cooking on the Front Burner

    As I mentioned Julie has some other really great recipes - I will be trying a couple of them including Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup and Peach Caprese Salad (I love anything caprese). 

    Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread | Cooking on the Front Burner

    Be sure to visit the other blogs today!

    Another tasty bread recipe you might like - Pumpkin Banana


    1. Deb, This Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread looks fantastic!! Always look forward to your recipes! Thanks for sharing! Great SRC selection!

    2. This bread looks amazing, Deb, and I love that glaze! :)

    3. Ooooh, a perfect here-comes-Fall recipe. This bread will be a big hit served to my pumpkin latte-loving friends.

    4. umm Pumpkin bread, great choice Deb!

    5. Thanks for the nice shout out! It's pumpkin season so perfect choice!!!

    6. Oh all of these breads this month! I know I'll be spending lots of time baking bread over the next couple of weeks. Great recipe choice!

    7. Yum! Just in time for pumpkin breads!!

    8. So we both were thinking pumpkin this month. :) Your photos are gorgeous, as usual, and the bread sounds amazing. I never tire of pumpkin bread. I convince myself that it's healthy with a vegetable in it. :)

    9. What a stunning loaf! Your glaze looks magazine quality and I'm sure that bread tastes awesome. Great recipe!

    10. WOW, Deb, this pumpkin bread looks beyond fabulous! There is no doubt this going on my pumpkin list to make - I'm putting together one together for my daughter, who loves all things pumpkin! Pinning and sharing - have a happy day!

    11. One of my favorite flavor combinations! It doesn't get much better than pumpkin and cream cheese. Pinning and sharing!

    12. Pumpkin bread is my favorite quick bread! I've never made it with cream cheese though! Scheduled to pin!

    13. This is such a gorgeous loaf Deb! Pumpkin bread sounds just perfect right now.. Love the cream cheese in here and I am drooling over that pretty glaze!

    14. I adore pumpkin bread and love the drizzle on top! So yummy, Deb!

    15. OMG that bread looks so good Deb!! I wish I had a slice right now for breakfast. :)

    16. Deb, the group sound like fun, and I love the recipe you chose! Pumpkin Bread is perfect for this time of year. I like how you made smaller loaves and muffins- great idea! Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! :)

    17. love love love this !!

      ps: im also using recipages on my site and id love to know how you got it embedded in the post

    18. I just bought myself a Kitchen aid and was looking to break it in. I came across your pumpkin bread recipe and gave it a whirl. I never write reviews but I just had to say thank you for sharing it! It was delicious! I will make often I am sure!

      1. Thanks for taking the time to write a comment! I'm so glad it worked out for you!!


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