Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Filling [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

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. I am a huge fan of the pumpkin season and I am always looking forward to baking and cook with pumpkin. This Pumpkin Bread is the latest addition to the delicious list of pumpkin desserts, like this famous Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake, my absolutely divine Pumpkin Cheesecake Pancakes and if you are looking for something quick and easy, Pumpkin Fudge comes to the rescue.

Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Filling Recipe

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. 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. 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?

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

Easy Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Filling

Can you make this 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 the Pumpkin Bread.

What is pumpkin puree vs canned pumpkin?

Canned pumpkin is just cooked, pureed pumpkin. 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:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  • 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. Strain to remove any remaining stringy pieces. Store in the freezer in freezer safe bags.

Best Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Filling Recipe

How do you make 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.

How to freeze Pumpkin Bread:

Pumpkin Bread can be easily frozen. Cool the bread completely. 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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Best Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Filling
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 10 slices
Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hr 20 mins

Ingredients

Pumpkin Bread:

  • 2 cups  all-purpose flour 
  • 1 teaspoon  baking soda 
  • 1 teaspoon  baking powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt 
  • 1 teaspoon  ground cinnamon 
  • 1 teaspoon  ground nutmeg 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  ground cloves 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  ground ginger 
  • 1 teaspoon  pumpkin spice 
  • 1 1/2 sticks  (3/4 cup) unsalted butter  (softened to room temperature)
  • 1 cup  sugar 
  • 1/2 cup  brown sugar 
  • 2  large eggs 
  • 1 15- oz  can pumpkin puree 

Cheesecake Filling:

  • 1 package  (8oz) cream cheese  (softened to room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup  granulated sugar 
  • 1/4 cup  sour cream 
  • 3 tablespoons  all-purpose flour 
  • 1  large egg 
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla extract 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 10×5-inch loaf pan with baking spray, or grease with butter and sprinkle some flour. Set aside.
  3. Note: you can also use a 9x5 inch loaf pan, but you will have about 1 cup of batter that you will have to discard or you can bake a few mini muffins.

Pumpkin Bread:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, ground ginger and pumpkin spice. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  2. Add softened butter and both sugars to a large bowl or to the bowl of an electric stand mixer. Beat until combined, light and fluffy. Stop and scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula once.
  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time until fully combined.
  4. Add half of the four mixture, whisk on low until fully combined. Do not over mix.
  5. Add half of the pumpkin puree, whisk on low until fully combined. Do not over mix.
  6. Add half of the remaining flour mixture and whisk to combine, add the remaining pumpkin and whisk to combine and finish with the remaining flour mixture. Do not over mix. Stop and scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl and whisk on low until the batter is smooth and creamy.
  7. Set aside.

Cheesecake Layer:

  1. Add cream cheese, sugar, sour cream and flour to a medium bowl, and using an electric mixer beat on medium-high speed until fully combined.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla, whisk until fully combined. Stop and scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl and whisk on low until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Assemble:

  1. Add half of the Pumpkin Bread batter to the prepared pan. Smooth the top and distribute it evenly using a spatula.
  2. Pour the cheesecake batter on top of the Pumpkin Bread batter and using a spatula smooth the top and distribute it evenly.
  3. Spoon the remaining pumpkin batter evenly over the surface of the cheesecake layer and smooth it in an even layer using a spatula.
  4. When adding the Pumpkin Batter on top of the cheesecake layer, make sure you don't overfill the loaf pan, you should have about 1 inch left from the edges. If you have a small amount of batter left, don't be tempted to add it, just discard it or bake a muffin.

Bake:

  1. Bake for about 50-60 minutes or until the top is a beautiful golden color and the center of the bread is not giggly, but it looks settled.
  2. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean, or with just a few moist cooked crumbs, not raw batter.
  3. The edges of the bread will be golden brown and the top and the center set when the bread is ready. Start checking on it after 40 minutes, in case the top and sides become too brown during baking, cover the bread with aluminum foil.
  4. Cool bread in pan on rack for about 30 minutes.

  5. Remove bread from pan, and completely cool before storing or freezing.

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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robin rue

Pumpkin is my weakness!! I am so excited to make this bread - especially with that cream cheese filling. Sounds awesome.

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Alli Smith

That cheesecake layer looks amazing! I'm in love with this version of pumpkin bread because cream cheese makes everything better.

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Melanie

Pumpkin recipes are some of my favorite. I have a pumpkin smoothie recipe that I made this time of the year that I love. I will have to grab some pumpkin at the store!

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Demeter

Pumpkin bread is always a favorite and that cream cheese filling is like a fun little surprise!

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Pam

My favorite thing about fall is definitely all the fall flavors. Like this yummy pumpkin bread!

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Candy

My family loves pumpkin bread and muffins. Adding the cream cheese in the middle puts them over the top 

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Trina

This looks absolutely delicious! We love making different breads, especially in the fall so I will be trying this!

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Amber Myers

I would eat so much of this. I just love pumpkin bread. Adding in the cream cheese filling will make it even better.

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Your pumpkin bread looks like it came out great. Everyone is trying to make fall-seasoned everything, but I think pumpkin bread is always going to be a winner.

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1stopmom

I have never had Pumpkin bread before but this looks delicious. I love homemade bread and I think the cream cheese filling is a nice touch.

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Sarah Bailey

Oh my goodness I want to try this like right now! It sounds like it would be absolutely delicious - if only I could pop a fork through the screen.

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Tasheena

I love pumpkin season. This recipe looks delicious. Not sure why I’ve never tried pumpkin bread before. 

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Kita Bryant

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

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Sara Welch

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

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Heather

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!

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Angela Ricardo Bethea

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

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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.

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Jamielyn

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

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Anna

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

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Samantha

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

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Kimberly

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

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Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert

This looks absolutely delicious! Yummy!

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Peter

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

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Debra

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

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Jason

The best I’ve ever had

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happy that you liked it :)

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