This is an amazing fall recipe and I made it for work, as usual, and it was an absolute hit. Everyone loved it. It was moist and chocolaty with the perfect amount of pumpkin.
I have made this recipe before I included the recipe in both posts. I didn't have any pumpkin spice in the house so I made my own. Recipe below.
1 3/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice - I made my own, recipe below
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup canned pure pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup whole milk
3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350F. Butter and flour 9x5x2 loaf pan.
Sift first 5 ingredients into medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until smooth. Gradually beat in sugar, then beat in eggs 1 at a time. Beat in pumpkin and vanilla. Beat dry ingredients into pumpkin mixture alternately with milk. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Transfer batter to prepared pan.
Bake loaf cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 55 - 65 minutes. Cool in pan on rack 15 minutes. Turn cake out onto rack; cool completely.
pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon ground all spice