Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese and Coconut Frosting

I love pumpkin bread and cream cheese.  More cake than bread, this recipe combines both together in the most flavorful holiday dessert I’ve ever tasted.  Enjoy!


2 2/3 cups sugar

3 1/3 cups flour

2/3 cup butter

4 eggs

2 cups pumpkin

2/3 cup nuts, chopped

2/3 cup raisins

2/3 cup water

4 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon mace

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

1 teaspoon cloves

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons salt


Cream Cheese Frosting:

1 cup coconut, flaked

6 ounces cream cheese, softened

3/4 cups butter, softened

4 cups confectioner’s sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla


Cream sugar and butter. Add eggs, pumpkin, water, spices and salt; mix with fork. Add flour, baking powder and baking soda, mix thoroughly. Fold in nuts and raisins. Pour into 2 medium size loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees for 60 to 75 minutes.


Cream Cheese Frosting:

In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, butter and vanilla; blend well. Gradually beat in confectioner’s sugar until frosting is smooth and desired spreading consistency. Frost cake, sprinkle with coconut.


Yield: 3 loaves or 36 muffins

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