Posted 11/23/2012 6:13:17 AM
I made this yesterday as a dessert after the Thanksgiving meal. It was my first experience with making pumpkin bread, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I did get a bit worried about it spilling over the loaf pan, it made quite a bit of batter, and it seemed to "grow" as it stood in the bowl before I put it in the pan. But my fears were unfounded ! It did make a nice big loaf, but no spillage. I added some extra spices -- nutmeg and ginger in addition to the cinnamon called for. Didn't measure, just eye-balled. I thought about putting a streusel topping on it, but I decided not to add anything else to an already full pan. In the end, I'm glad I didn't put the streusel on -- the cake rose so much, and the sides were pretty steep - it was like a little mountain ! lol that I think the topping would have just fallen off.
It turned out great even so -- it went together quickly, easy to do in one bowl, and had a nice texture, not too dense and nicely flavored. The raisins were perfect for this.
I was very pleased to get such good results on the first try with this recipe and I'll definitely make it again, maybe try chocolate chips in it next time.