Pumpkin Bread With Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

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Fall brings the cozy joy of baking, especially with the delightful aroma of moist pumpkin bread! And what’s even better? We’ve topped it with a heavenly brown butter cream cheese frosting!

Pumpkin Bread With Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Servings 8



  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter browned
  • 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract



  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, combine the wet ingredients: granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, pumpkin puree, and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the bowl: flour, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until batter is smooth without lumps.
  • Grease and line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Pour the batter into the pan.
  • Bake for 55 to 65 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool for about an hour.


  • Brown the butter over medium heat in a pan for 5 to 6 minutes until it bubbles and browns. Be careful not to burn it. Let it cool until solid at room temperature or chill in the fridge for a few minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the browned butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Beat until fluffy and smooth for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Once the cake has cooled, spread the frosting on top as much as you like.
  • Slice and savor the deliciousness!

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