Pumpkin Bread

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups of flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup melted margarine
  • 9 X 5 loaf pan

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, blend cream cheese, sugar and one beaten egg. In another bowl, mix all dry ingredients. In a third bowl, mix pumpkin, second egg, water and melted margarine. Add dry ingredients mixing just to moisten and take two cups and set aside. Pour remaining pumpkin batter into a greased and floured loaf pan. Pour cream cheese mixture over pumpkin batter. Top with the two cups of reserved pumpkin batter. Cut through batters with a knife several times for a swirl effect. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes until wooden pick comes out clean. Cool five minutes and remove from pan.