Pumpkin Bread Stuffed with Chai Cheesecake
Pumpkin Bread Stuffed with Chai Cheesecake

Pumpkin Bread Stuffed with Chai Cheesecake

Pumpkin Bread Stuffed with Chai Cheesecake

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Pumpkin Bread Stuffed with Chai Cheesecake
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This pumpkin bread is incredibly moist, delicious, and indulgent! Apart from being the BEST pumpkin bread recipe, it's stuffed full of incredible chai spiced cheesecake. This dessert will knock your socks off! It makes three loaves, enough to keep two and give one to a very good friend!
Serves: 24 servings
Pumpkin Bread Ingredients:
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 1/3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pureed pumpkin
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup water
Chai Spice Mixture:
  • heaping 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • heaping 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper (white or black)
  • dash cayenne pepper
Filling Ingredients:
  • 4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease 3 (9 x 4-inch) loaf pans. I also place a greased square of parchment in each to encourage the bread to come out after baking.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together chai spices (cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, pepper, cayenne) in a small bowl. In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract. Beat in the spice mixture. Place the chai cream cheese filling into a zip-top bag with a big corner cut off for easy piping. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon. In a separate medium bowl, beat together the eggs, pumpkin, oil, and water. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and combine. Pour a very thin layer of pumpkin batter into each pan and pipe thick ribbons of the cream cheese mixture over top, separating it evenly between the three loaves (the cream cheese layer will rise as the bread bakes, so you want to start it out almost at the bottom of the pan). Be sure to use it all. Pour the rest of the pumpkin batter on top, distributing it evenly between the 3 pans. Bake the loaves for 45 minutes to an hour, or until a wooden skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out with just a few moist crumbs. Don't overbake!
  4. Set the bread out to cool for just 5 minutes before inverting each pan onto a long sheet of aluminum foil. Immediately fold the foil over the bread and secure very tightly to trap steam in. Let the loaves cool inside the foil. Serve just warm with a schmear of softened butter.


9 Comments on Pumpkin Bread Stuffed with Chai Cheesecake

  1. allie
    October 25, 2016 at 9:04 am (5 years ago)

    I loved this poignant post Julie. Thanks for sharing snippets of your new life. And your old life. Life is beautiful and painful and real. Thanks for the real. The stuffed pumpkin bread looks delicious!

    • Julie Ruble
      October 25, 2016 at 2:55 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks Allie <3

  2. Anton
    October 25, 2016 at 8:45 pm (5 years ago)

    I hear you. I felt that way a lot when I moved far away.

    I want to make chai flavored everything right now.

    • Julie Ruble
      October 26, 2016 at 12:53 am (5 years ago)

      Glad to know I’m not alone!

  3. Stephanie Miller
    October 26, 2016 at 12:01 am (5 years ago)

    Julie, this is a wonderful sharing of your heart and soul without details. Details can be too private, too primal in their connection to the chain of events that leads us to the fork in the road, to the huge changes, to the moment in the past where things shattered and dissolved while you were helpless to stop it.
    Life is chock full of this stuff. Full of this grit that works out the pearls of our lives. You are beautiful in your process and in your completion.
    Thank you for always being amazing you!

    • Julie Ruble
      October 26, 2016 at 12:53 am (5 years ago)

      Beautifully put, Stephanie. Thank you for always being so supportive!

  4. Jane S
    October 26, 2016 at 11:21 pm (5 years ago)

    Transitions can be exciting, scary, stressful, fun, sad, overwhelming… and obviously, so much more. It’s important to allow yourself time to adjust to all the feelings. Thanks for sharing, Julie!

  5. LYanke
    November 23, 2016 at 4:26 pm (5 years ago)

    Public references to private matters leaves a few people nostalgic but most readers only frustrated at not being let in on the secret, Lovely recipe.


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