At Home With Our Family - Maria's Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Bread

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Maria Provenzano welcomes you into her Kitchen to share her swirly Chocolate Pumpkin Bread with Streussel Topping!


  • 2 medium loaf pans
  • For bread
  • 1 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 4 oz dark chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • For the streusel
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

At Home With Our Family - Maria Provenzano Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Bread - Home & Family


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Spray the loaf pans with cooking spray; cut a piece of parchment paper to fit the bottom of the loaf pan and place in the bottom, and spray again with cooking spray; this helps with removing the bread when it is done baking

3. Melt the butter and allow it time to cool to room temp; slightly warm is ok

4. Melt the chocolate and allow it time to cool so that it is only slightly warm

5. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, both sugars, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt

6. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, sour cream, pumpkin, and vanilla

7. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until combined

8. Divide the batter in half into separate bowls

9. Add the melted chocolate and sifted cocoa powder into one of the batters and whisk together until combined

10. Add the two batters into the two loaf pans alternating scoops between pumpkin and chocolate

11. Use a table knife to swirl through the batter

12. Make the streusel by mixing together the flour, two sugars, cinnamon, and salt into a bowl; drizzle in the melted/cooled butter; mix with a fork until the butter is combined, but do not over mix! You want to have big and small pieces

13. Top each loaf evenly with the streusel

14. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until the center is set and an inserted toothpick comes out clean

15. Allow cake to cool for about 30 minutes before removing from the pan

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