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Pumpkin Pecan Loaves for a Crowd

This recipe is too good not to share! Three loaves easily feed a crowd, or you can use them as gifts. Either way, these spice-swirled loaves get gobbled up fast.—Robin Guthrie, Victorville, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 loaves (12 slices each)


  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, divided
  • 2 packages (16 ounces each) pound cake mix
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice


  • Preheat oven to 350°. For streusel, combine brown sugar and flour in a bowl; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/2 cup pecans; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine pound cake mixes, pumpkin, eggs, water, baking soda and pumpkin pie spice; beat on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium 2 minutes. Fold in remaining pecans.
  • Divide half of the batter among three greased and floured 8x4-in. loaf pans. Sprinkle with half the streusel. Top with remaining batter and streusel.
  • Bake 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

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