Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bread
Recipe type: Breads
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Serves: 10-12 slices
  • ¼ cup butter, room temperature
  • 4oz brick style cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 6 TBSP cane sugar
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • ⅓ cup full fat sour cream
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree, storebought or homemade
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup icing sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 TBSP cream
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Grease and flour a 9X5inch loaf pan.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter, cream cheese, sugars and spices together.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy, scraping the bowl as necessary.
  5. Add pumpkin, sour cream and milk and beat until creamy.
  6. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda and add to the mixer slowly with the beater running on low. Mix until there's still flour visible then gently mix the rest with a spatula until just combined.
  7. Pour batter in to the loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes before removing and setting on a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. When the bread is cool and ready to ice, combine vanilla, icing sugar and cream until desired consistency is reached.
  10. Pour all over the bread and allow icing to set before slicing.
  11. Store in an airtight container.
Bread will keep for 5 days in a container on the counter for one week in the fridge.
To freeze, do not top with icing. Wrap tightly in a few layers of plastic wrap and a layer of aluminum foil for optimal freezer protection. Bread will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Thaw bread on a wire rack then cover with icing.
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