Amy's Pumpkin Bread

Amy's Pumpkin Bread

Amy's Pumpkin Bread

Fall is one of my favorite seasons. Routine settles back in after the summer, the air is crisp and the smell of pumpkin begins to make its way into our home. Nothing shouts Fall like the smell of pumpkin, especially when it’s coming from the oven. Pumpkin bread is a family favorite in our house and a smattering of cream cheese frosting on top makes it that much better. It is a dessert you can justify eating for breakfast, paired with a warm cup of coffee of course. It is also just as yummy as an afternoon treat, enjoyed with a cold glass of milk or maybe another cup of coffee... Either way it is delightful and it is delicious. Happy Fall!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes



  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree


  • 6 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3 tbs sugar
  • 1 tbs milk
  • 1 egg yolk

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1/4 cup butter slightly softened but still cold cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese 2 oz
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbs heavy cream
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2 1/2 - 3 cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 325°F and grease a loaf pan with butter and then dust with flour

  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon.

  • In a medium sized bowl combine butter and sugar. Mix until it’s lighter in color and fluffy. Then add in the egg, vanilla, and pumpkin puree.

  • Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture, mixing until they are fully combined.

  • In a small bowl combine the softened cream cheese, sugar, milk, and egg yolk.

  • Pour half of the pumpkin bread batter into loaf pan followed by the cream cheese mixture. Pour the remaining batter over the cream cheese.

  • Bake for 65-70 minutes. The bread is done when the edges of the bread will start to come away from the pan and a toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean, with only a few crumbs sticking to it.

  • Remove from oven and allow to mostly cool then frost.

Cream Cheese Frosting- The best part!

  • Combine the butter and cream cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer and cream until light and fluffy. Mix in the vanilla, heavy cream, and salt and whip on high for a few minutes. Then mix in the powdered sugar one cup at a time- adding more for a stiffer buttercream.