Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 1/13 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3/4 cup pecans or walnuts optional
  • 1 15- ounce can pumpkin puree
  • For the Cream Cheese Incing:
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tsp milk if needed
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Line bottom of two 9x5 loaf pans, grease bottom and sides.
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat sugar and oil. Add eggs one at a time and beat well.
  3. In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger.
  4. Add water and half of the flour mixture to the sugar mixture. Add remaining flour mixture and mix until well combined.
  5. Beat in pumpkin, then stir in walnuts.
  6. Divide evenly into prepare pans, bake in 350 oven for 50-60 minutes.
  7. Cool completely then add cream cheese icing.
  8. For the icing:
  9. Beat cream cheese and butter.
  10. Add powdered sugar and milk.
  11. Add a pinch a salt if the cream cheese is too sweet.