Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Filling [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 13 reviews

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Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Filling is one delicious take on the classic fall dessert. Staple fall flavors in a sweet, tender, and indulgent dessert.

Delicious pumpkin recipes are very popular on the blog, and I also make them with a lot of pleasure, especially when the Thanksgiving season is around! Also, my other favorite dessert for the holiday season is Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake. Or, my absolutely divine Pumpkin Cheesecake Pancakes, and if you are looking for something quick and easy, Pumpkin Fudge comes to the rescue.

Homemade Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese

Pumpkin Bread is one of the easiest pumpkin recipes you can make, it is packed with beautiful spices and has the most amazing texture. I have been making this bread for years but without the cream cheese filling. It has always been my go-to recipe, and I can tell you that it’s by far the most amazing Pumpkin Bread you can have.

It has such a tender and soft texture, that it basically melts in your mouth. Also, the bread is fluffy, yet rich, moist and with delicious notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. 

This year I decided to spice things up and added a cheesecake layer to it, and it was the best decision ever. In addition, the cheesecake pairs so well with the overall lighter bread. It takes it from a breakfast or brunch treat to a desert level. The smoothness and richness of the cheesecake make this fall dessert a must-try.

What do you need to make Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Filling?

For exact directions and measures, please see the recipe card below. Also, please watch the recipe video attached.

To make the Pumpkin Bread you will need:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda, baking powder, and salt
  • Cloves grounded
  • Ginger grounded
  • Cinnamon grounded
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Pumpkin spice
  • Unsalted butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Light brown sugar
  • Eggs
  • Pumpkin puree

To make the Cheesecake layer you will need:

  • Cream cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Granulated sugar
  • Egg
  • Flour
  • Vanilla extract

Can you make Pumpkin Bread without the Cream Cheese Filling?

Yes, you can, in that case, it will be a CLASSIC PUMPKIN BREAD. You can also add about one cup of either chocolate chips, raisins or nuts to it. Both versions are absolutely delicious. Also, this recipe is very versatile, so feel free to use any other additions you might like.

What is pumpkin puree vs canned pumpkin?

Canned pumpkin is just cooked pureed pumpkin. On the other hand, canned pumpkin or pumpkin pie filling is flavored with spices like cinnamon, clove, allspice, and ginger, and is also sweetened.

Can I use fresh pumpkin instead of canned?

Yes! Making pumpkin puree from fresh pumpkin is easy, and you can definitely substitute the canned pumpkin for fresh pureed pumpkin. To Make Pumpkin Puree from scratch follow the bellow method:

  • First, preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  • Then, cut the pumpkin in half and remove seeds and pulp. Cover each half with foil.
  • Bake in the preheated oven, foil side up, 1 hour, or until tender.
  • With a fork, scrape pumpkin meat from shell halves and puree in a blender. Then, strain to remove any remaining stringy pieces. Store in the freezer in freezer-safe bags.

How do you make a homemade Pumpkin Spice mix?

You can make pumpkin spice blend at home pretty easily, here is what you will need:

  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions: In a small bowl, mix all the spices together. Transfer to a small jar or spice container.

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How to freeze Pumpkin Bread:

This delicious bread can be easily frozen. First, cool the loaf completely. Then, fully wrap it in plastic food wrap tightly. Next, wrap in aluminum foil or place it in freezer bags. Freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost before slicing.

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5 from 13 reviews

Best Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Filling

Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Filling is one delicious take on the classic fall dessert. Staple fall flavors in a sweet, tender and indulgent dessert.

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 10 slices
Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hr 20 mins


Pumpkin Bread:

Cheesecake Filling:


Pumpkin Bread:

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Nutrition information

Calories: 487 Carbohydrates: 62 Protein: 6 Fat: 25 Saturated Fat: 14 Cholesterol: 113 Sodium: 331 Potassium: 277 Fiber: 3 Sugar: 39 Vitamin A: 7950 Vitamin C: 1.9 Calcium: 117 Iron: 3
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I love pumpkin season. This recipe looks delicious. Not sure why I’ve never tried pumpkin bread before. 


Kita Bryant

Now that looks really delicious! I would love to bake this for the kids.


Sara Welch

Pumpkin bread is seriously amazing. I love having a slice of it for dessert.



Oh my gosh it looks so good! Can you just ship me a box so I don't have to make it!? This looks divine!


Angela Ricardo Bethea

That pumpkin bread with cream cheese filling sounds delish! This would be a perfect recipe to make during the fall season.


Anosa Malanga

This is a great recipe which I can try to make. Another one that we can add up in the Halloween party,  just adding some Halloween designs. I'll try this and see if it I can successfully make this. Trial first before the party.



Looks SO delicious!! Makes me so excited for fall :)



I am loving the cheesecake filling in this bread! Each slice is a treat!



This looks amazing, I'd go nuts over that. The filling!!!



That looks absolutely fabulous, craving a slice of it now!


Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert

This looks absolutely delicious! Yummy!



This cake looks amazing. I love  the addition of the cream cheese filling. My kids will love this



I have never had pumpkin bread with a cream cheese filling! I think the cream cheese filling really adds something different and amazing!



The best I’ve ever had


happy that you liked it :)



Hi, Can a person exchange white floor for whole wheat and use less sugar?


Yes, but the quantities will be different.


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