Swirled Spice Loaves Recipe
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Swirled Spice Loaves Recipe

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Pumpkin pie spice and molasses season these two down-home loaves from Nancy Zimmerman. "The tender marbled slices taste as great as they look," she write from her home in Cape May Court, New Jersey. "The lovely loaves sell well at bake sales, too."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 139 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 121mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat the eggs and cream; stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Remove 1-1/2 cups batter to another bowl; stir in the molasses, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice until blended.
  2. Spoon a fourth of the molasses batter into each of two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Top each with a fourth of the plain batter. Repeat layers; cut through batter with a knife to swirl.
  3. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves.
Originally published as Swirled Spice Loaves in Quick Cooking January/February 2003, p42

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shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 133111
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2014

"I had some heavy cream to use up from another recipe and I came across this recipe and decided to try it out. This bread is delicious!!! We were going to make one of the loaves to freeze, but it never made it to the freezer. The recipe was fairly easy and I thought that the flavor combination would make this more of a fall type bread, but it had a nice vanilla-spice flavor. We will be enjoying this again soon!!!"

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