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Pumpkin Bread with Maple Cheesecake Layer

Pumpkin Bread with Maple Cheesecake Layer

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I have been anxiously waiting for October to roll around so I could begin doing some Fall baking.  I have a rule at our home that nothing pumpkin-related can make it onto the table until then.  What did I do as soon as October rolled around?  Well, I reworked one of our favorite fall recipes for Pumpkin Bread with a Maple Cheesecake Layer and made it even better than before.

Pumpkin Bread with Maple Cheesecake Layer

I was first inspired to bake this Pumpkin Bread with Maple Cheesecake Layer by the lovely Peabody of Culinary Concoctions who posted the original recipe back in 2012.   I have been making this recipe for the past five years, and while I love the original one, I have three different versions.  Each of these versions equally as delicious.  You pick which version you want to enjoy.

The changes I made from the original version was that I left out the nuts as I feel like I am starting to get a nut allergy.  As well I decided not to use vegetable oil as I am trying to eliminate that from our diets.  Since I have made this recipe using butter as well as coconut oil in place of the vegetable oil;  all are moist and flavorful. I have also made it using coconut palm sugar as well as unrefined sugar.  The coconut palm sugar version came out a bit richer in color and a tad bit denser.  Otherwise, all three versions are perfect.


Yield: 1 loaf

Pumpkin Bread with Maple Cheesecake Layer

Pumpkin Bread with Maple Cheesecake Layer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  • Maple Cheesecake Layer
  • 5 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar or coconut palm sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dark amber real maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • Pumpkin Spice Bread
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½  tsp salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree, plain, not pumpkin pie
  • ½  cup canola oil, or coconut oil or butter - you decide
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½  cups unrefined granulated sugar or coconut palm sugar


    Preheat oven to 325F.

    Line a loaf pan with parchment paper, and lightly spray with coconut baking oil (or your favorite baking spray).

    In a medium mixing bowl, combine all the maple cheesecake ingredients, beat until smooth.  Set aside.

    In another bowl, sift together dry ingredients.  Set aside.

    Mix together pumpkin puree, vegetable oil, eggs, and sugar in a mixing bowl of an electric stand mixer, using the paddle attachment, mix for 2 minutes.

    Add flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture and mix just until combined about 30 seconds.

    Pour half of the pumpkin bread batter evenly into the loaf pan.

    Spoon cream cheese mixture on top of the pumpkin batter layer and then pour on the remaining pumpkin batter.

    Bake in preheated oven for 60 - 45 minutes or until a knife inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean.

    Cool the bread in the pan for about 15 minutes and then remove to a cooling rack, let cool to room temperature.



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Otehlia Cassidy

Saturday 23rd of October 2010

This turned out great! Thanks! I made it in a 9 x 13 inch pan, and substituted baking powder for the soda. Thanks for the great recipe.

Eve Reid

Sunday 29th of August 2010

cheesecakes are so yummy, i can eat them all day long,'.

Jacqueline Church

Wednesday 18th of November 2009

Okay, so it's in the oven. Couple of questions. 10 oz cream cheese called for but cream cheese comes in 8 oz blocks. I added my homemade Greek style yogurt - let's see if it sets.

Second, I think I was really off on the layers. It looks more like a swirl of pumpkin in the top of a cheesecake!

Doc's on his way home so keep your fingers crossed that it comes out okay!

Julia @ Mélanger

Saturday 24th of October 2009

This looks so deliciously rich!


Thursday 22nd of October 2009

Cheesecake on the inside. Pumpkin bread on the outside. Be Still my Heart!!!

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