Pumpkin Yumminess. Cream Cheese Treat.
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 cups sugar
1 2/3 cups plus 1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Heat oven to 325F. Lightly grease two 8×4-inch loaf pans (or 1 5 1/2 by 9 1/2 pan).
In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon of the flour, 1 egg and the orange zest, beat until smooth. Set aside.
Place pumpkin, vegetable oil, remaining 2 eggs, and remaining 1 1/2 cups of sugar in a large bowl, beat well. Stir pumpkin mixture into flour mixture until just combined. Spread half the batter into the prepared pans. Spoon cream cheese mixture on top of this layer, then spread remaining batter on top.
Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool bread in pans for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe adapted from Allrecipes, August 2013