Peek-A-Boo Pumpkin Loaf Cake Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Peek-A-Boo Pumpkin Loaf Cake Recipe

Tasty loaf and pound cakes are perfect for snacking on at home as well as entertaining. They go equally great with milk as well as coffee. In the spirit of the fall season, here’s a fun loaf cake that will bring a smile to the face of your family and friends. You see, this particular loaf cake has a pumpkin shaped surprise inside. Here’s how to make it.

Peek-A-Boo Pumpkin Loaf Cake

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

Hidden Pumpkin Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temp
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • orange gel food coloring

Vanilla loaf Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temp
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Royal Icing Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup powder sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • orange gel food coloring

Peek-A-Boo Pumpkin Loaf Cake Recipe

Instructions

Hidden Pumpkin Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep a loaf pan with baking spray.

On high speed with an electric mixer beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat after adding each of the eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.

Gradually add the flour beating on low until all ingredients are combined.

Add several drops of the orange gel food coloring.

Pour the orange batter into the loaf pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes ( loaf will not be completely baked) .

Cool in pan 15 minutes.

Flip the loaf onto a wire rack to cool.

Turn upright to cool completely.

With the cookie cutter in hand measure for the width of each slice.

Cut each slice according to the above measurement.

Using the cookie cutter, cut out the pumpkins. Set aside.

Peek-A-Boo Pumpkin Loaf Cake Recipe

Vanilla Loaf Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep a loaf pan with baking spray.

Set each pumpkin slice into the loaf pan (these should reach from one end of the loaf pan to the other end of the loaf pan).

On high speed with an electric mixer beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Beating after adding each of the eggs into the bowl, one at a time. Stir in the vanilla and salt.

Gradually add the flour beating on low until all ingredients are combined.

Begin by filling in the batter on both sides and in between the pumpkin slices and lastly cover the top of the pumpkin as well with the batter.

Peek-A-Boo Pumpkin Loaf Cake Recipe

Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean .

Cool in pan 15 minutes.

Flip the loaf onto a wire rack to cool.

Turn upright to cool completely. 

Royal Icing Instructions

In the first bowl of icing add several drops of orange gel food coloring. Mix well.

Scoop the orange icing into a piping bag with a #2 tip.

In the second bowl this icing remains white.

Scoop the white icing into a piping bag with a #2 tip.

Drizzle the orange and white icing on the top of the loaf cake.

What’s your favorite kind of loaf cake?

Peek-A-Boo Pumpkin Loaf Cake Recipe

10 comments

Robin (Masshole Mommy) October 21, 2015 - 8:03 am

I love anything pumpkin! This sounds sooooo good.

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patricia Marsden October 21, 2015 - 9:20 am

Banana–but this eye-catcher really calls.

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Lisa Jacqueline Lewis October 21, 2015 - 9:22 am

This pumpkin loaf bread is too cute! What a splendid idea!

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Brandy M October 21, 2015 - 3:43 pm

OH this looks like something I would love to make this christmas season. We all love pumpkin in my family so this would awesome!

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Jody October 21, 2015 - 4:26 pm

My favorite loaf cake is a pumpkin bundt cake recipe that my grandma used to always make. I love pumpkin so much.

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Mykidsguide October 21, 2015 - 8:34 pm

I love pumpkin! That looks pretty and delicious.

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Laura (Lolli) Franklin October 21, 2015 - 10:09 pm

This looks delicious and festive and fun! I would love for you to link this recipe up at my new Fresh Flavors Swap linky party (this week’s theme is sweet pumpkin recipes – from desserts to breakfasts to breads!). Hope to see you there – and feel free to add ANY of your pumpkin recipes! http://betterinbulk.net/2015/10/pecan-pumpkin-bars-fresh-flavors-swap.html

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Amber October 21, 2015 - 11:05 pm

That sounds so good. I want to make this with the family!

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Debbie Denny October 22, 2015 - 11:04 am

That looks so cute and tasty. Real festive look to pumpkin loaf.

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Onica {MommyFactor} October 22, 2015 - 11:53 am

What a fun cake to make for halloween or any time really. The center design really makes it a treat.

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