|Suzy's Pumpkin Loaf Cake|
The standard recipe makes one 9-inch loaf or 3 mini loaves. The recipe is easy to double.
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
8 tbsp (1 stick) of unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup solid pack, canned pumpkin
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350F and lightly grease a 9 inch loaf pan or 3 mini loaves.
In a large bowl, sift flour, soda, salt and spices
In bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs on at a time, incorporating each one thoroughly. Add vanilla and scrape inside of the bowl.
Alternately add 1/3 of the dry ingredients and 1/2 of the pumpkin, mixing briefly after each addition.
Fold in chocolate and walnuts.
Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of th eloaf comes out clean.
Transfer loaf to a wire rack and cool for 15 minutes. Invert pan to release the loaf, then place loaf right side up and cool completely before slicing.
Makes 1 loaf, serves 8. Each serving is 350 calories, 18 grams of fat, 45 grams of carbs, 5 grams protein, and 3 grams fibers. 10 pointsplus per slice.