Saturday, October 6

Pumpkin Spice Crumb Cake-Bread :)

Morning all! Today Martin is out of town with two of my brothers (who live locally with my parents) for a bagpipe gig, and yours truly is home with the kiddos plugging away at chores and making fall treats! The cooking of said treats reminded me that I've been wanting to get this recipe for my new favorite pumpkin cake bread on here so you can try it out, and fall in love:)
Think moist, cinnamon-y chocolate-y pumpkin cake, with a sweet and crunchy coffeecake-esc crumb topping, but only in a bread pan so we don't feel so guilty. Because bread is so less bad for you then cake, isn't it? haha whatever lets just call it what it is: Cake in a bread pan!
Em's Pumpkin Spice Crumb Cake
8 small or 2 large loaves

- 3 1/3 cup flour
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 3 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 1/4 cups canned pumpkin
- 1 stick melted butter
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- nuts or raisins if desired

Crumb Topping:
- 2/3 cup flour
- 1 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1/2 tsp each of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground cloves.

Step #1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Sift all dry ingredients together in a bowl to prevent lumps in the batter.
Step #2: Combine your pumpkin, butter, vanilla, and eggs together in a separate mixing bowl, then slowly add in the dry to the wet while mixing until just blended. Ad in chocolate chips. do it:) and mix till evenly distributed throughout batter.
Step #3: separate your batter evenly into whatever *greased* pans you choose to use. I'm giving (most of) these away so I'm using small baking pans, but like it says, you can make two loaf sized breads if you wish:) or heck, use a friggin cake pan and be done with the lies!:)
Step #4: Add strusel topping, and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until knife comes out *mostly* clean:) Don't wait for a super clean knife or your cake-bread will be too dry, and dry is not a good thing for cake. I would check every 5 minutes or so after the first 25 minutes to make sure you don't over-bake.
Step #5: Dive in and enjoy! (with milk) You can thank me now if you want... or later is ok too:)
Give it a try peeps! Our house smelled like sweet fall spice for like three days after I made these!! I'll probably cook this every week or so for the rest of the cold weather seasons so if you want some, feel free to just drop by for a snack!
Take care darlings,
xo, Emily 


  1. Yum! I'll have to try this then make some to toss into the freezer - I'm sure it'll be that tasty.

  2. Super yummy! I might have to make a few of these!

  3. This looks really good! Great fall food. :)

  4. These look amazing Emily! I'll be there shortly! ;)

  5. YUM! This is just the kind of recipe I've been waiting for you to share! I LOVE pumpkin so much and I've been at a loss for pumpkin recipe inspiration but this is what I needed. Thanks so much for sharing! I'll definitely be making it ASAP! :)

  6. yummy...i really love your pics.. and need to try the recipe cause look so yummy.. hehe


  7. looks great-will bookmark it and keep for next weekend

  8. i want to try to do it but without chocolate (i don't like it at all) :)

    new make up in my blog!

  9. Oh my YUM. This looks and sounds pretty much amazing. I just made 8 loaves of Zucchini bread but when that runs out I will definitely be making this. Pinned it for later use!

  10. Omg.. Looks delicious! I'll definitely be making these! Great lit'l gift ideas too! Thanks for stopping by and following me! I'm following you right back and am heading to your give away now! :D

  11. Yum!! I just made a pumpkin bread that was a healthy version... yanno with yogurt and egg whites... I'm definitely trying this it looks like the REAL DEAL :) Can't wait to try it.

    Have a great week!! xoxo

    1. awesome! I'd love to see a healthier version, cuz this stuff is just sinful! haha

  12. Thanks for the follow, now I'm following you too!! my husband would love this, so this will probably be on my baking list Saturday night!!!

  13. We received one and it was delicious! Thanks! I'm glad you posted the recipe! I was wondering what it was.

    1. aw thanks so much sara!! I'm glad to know you liked it:) I didn't know you were a reader! I'm headed over to check out your blog now! So fun!

  14. Man, is it crazy that I could almost smell it since it looks that yummy!! I could sure use a slice right about now with some warm coffee!

  15. oooh! This looks so yummy! Pumpkin and this time of year, sign me up!



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  16. I love this recipe and make it at least once a month year round. I generally give it to my kids for breakfast or a snack to bring to school and they love it.

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