Pumpkin Loaf Cake

Delicious and flavorful, this easy to make Pumpkin Loaf Cake is real Fall treat. It’s made with all HEALTHY ingredients, packed with Fall spices and bursting with sweet pumpkin flavor. It’s a super tasty pumpkin recipe you don’t want to miss this season.

Pumpkin Loaf Cake with chocolate

Fall has definitely arrived. The leaves have turned yellow and started to fall. The streets are wet from morning fog. Moist air is filled with the smell of wood and the days are getting shorter. And what else to do around the house, than to bake some sweet desserts.

Since pumpkins are now in season, I decided to bake this Pumpkin Loaf Cake recipe for my boys.

Pumpkins are super nutritious and so sweet and flavorful. Mixed in delicious loaf cake with spices and chunks of dark chocolate – they are just irresistible.

Delicious pumpkin loaf cake made with all healthy ingredients, packed with aromatic autumn spices, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and tons of sweet pumpkin flavor. CLICK o grab recipe or PIN for later!

Pumpkin is one of the best-known sources of beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant known to give orange vegetables and fruits their vibrant color and which is converted to vitamin A in the body. Consuming one cup of cooked pumpkin will provide you with over 100% of your daily needs for vitamin A.

Well I’m impressed… Also pumpkin is one of the low-calorie fruit. 100 g has just 26 calories and contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. However, it is rich in dietary fiber and minerals like copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus.

Delicious pumpkin loaf cake made with all healthy ingredients, packed with aromatic autumn spices, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and tons of sweet pumpkin flavor. CLICK o grab recipe or PIN for later!

To make this Pumpkin Loaf Cake I used homemade pumpkin puree made from fresh pumpkin I bought on farmers market. Using fresh pumpkin and preparing it yourself will give you the most health benefits.

If you decide to make your own pumpkin puree, preparation is pretty easy. Just peel pumpkin and slice it to bite size pieces. Put it in a cooking pan and add water. Cook until pumpkin is softened (around 15 min), drain water and blend pumpkin until smooth. Put puree in a glass jar and store in the refrigerator. Prepared, puree may stand in the fridge for several days and can be used for the preparation of various pumpkin dishes. 

Delicious pumpkin loaf cake made with all healthy ingredients, packed with aromatic autumn spices, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and tons of sweet pumpkin flavor. CLICK o grab recipe or PIN for later!

Pumpkin puree gave the cake desired moisture and sweetness, while spices – Ceylon cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg are responsible for the overwhelming cake fragrance.

Pumpkin Loaf Cake is really easy to prepare and of course, it is moderate in calories.

To make this Pumpkin Loaf Cake even more nutritious, I used whole grain flour. Also, I used natural sweetener – pure maple syrup, but you can substitute syrup with honey. 

Delicious pumpkin loaf cake made with all healthy ingredients, packed with aromatic autumn spices, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and tons of sweet pumpkin flavor. CLICK o grab recipe or PIN for later!

What makes this Pumpkin Loaf Cake super special, is dark chocolate chunks that hides in every sweet bite. It melts in your mouth while cake is still warm, adding sweetness to the cake. I suggest you serve this pumpkin loaf cake with pumpkin cheese spread. Spread’s soft sour taste wonderfully complements the sweet taste of the cake.

Now I’ll let you enjoy this fragrant deliciousness.

Happy fall season everyone!

Pumpkin Loaf Cake with chocolate
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Pumpkin Loaf Cake

Pumpkin Loaf Cake made with HEALTHY ingredients, packed packed with aromatic autumn spices, chocolate chips, and tons of sweet pumpkin flavor.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, International
Keyword healthy, pumpkin, pumpkin loaf cake, pumpkin spice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 197 kcal
Author Natalie

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 356F (180C). Put baking paper in a 9x5 baking pan and grease a bit with coconut oil.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients - flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt in a large bowl.

  3. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Add honey or syrup, pumpkin puree, coconut oil and whisk until well combined.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Pour mixture into prepared baking pan.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in comes out clean.

Recipe Notes

As a measure I used US cup (240ml).

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Loaf Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 86mg 4%
Potassium 214mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 11g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 96.1%
Vitamin C 1.6%
Calcium 5.5%
Iron 7.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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8 Comments

  1. This pumpkin loaf cake looks absolutely delicious, so moist and fluffy! That pumpkin cheese spread sounds wonderful!

  2. I would like to extend an invitation to that loaf cake… An invitation to spend the evening with me, on the couch! lol!

  3. I’m not the biggest fan of pumpkin (I know, blogger crime!), but this loaf is something I could totally devour! Looks just perfect girlfriend! Gimme all the fall flavored carbs! 😉 Cheers!

  4. Marie Brett

    Hi Natalie om wondering how long this would keep in fridge, any idea?? Or could You freeze it as it is?? I would love to make these ahead of Christmas & give them all wrapped fancy as Christmas gifts. Thanks, Marie

    • Hi Marie, actually I never freeze it, so I’m not sure would that work. I guess it would, as this loaf is similar to any cake or bread. But I can’t be 100% sure. BTW I love the idea of wrapping this loaf as Christmas gift 🙂

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