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Harvest Loaf Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
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  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

Instructions

    1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan. In a medium bowl, mix flour, soda, salt, 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg, ginger and cloves. Set aside.

    2 In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs. Add flour mixture alternately with pumpkin. Stir in chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of the walnuts. Pour batter into loaf pan. Sprinkle remaining nuts on top.

    3 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 65 to 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. While still warm, drizzle with glaze. Cool for 6 hours before serving.

    4 to make the glaze: In a medium bowl, combine confectioners sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. Mix and add 1 to 2 teaspoons cream until drizzling consistency.


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