Starbucks Pumpkin Bread

Starbucks Pumpkin Bread is a moist and flavorful pumpkin pound cake perfect for pairing with a pumpkin spice coffee!

Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Bread is a moist and flavorful pumpkin pound cake perfect for pairing with a pumpkin spice coffee! #pumpkinbread #pumpkinpoundcake www.savoryexperiments.com Starbucks Pumpkin Bread, formerly known as Starbucks Pumpkin Pound Cake, is a flavorful and moist bread perfect for chilly fall weather. Even if you aren’t a pumpkin lover, you might actually like this bread, I promise. It is not overly pumpkin, nor overly pumpkin spice.


I’ll be the first one to admit it, I am NOT a pumpkin spice fanatic. I don’t mind it, but I also don’t count down to the day Starbucks releases the first Pumpkin Spice Latte. Everything in the food blog-oshpere is pumpkin flavored. Half the time it isn’t even actually pumpkin, just pumpkin spice… which by the way is also very similar to apple spice and many other spice mixes. Pumpkin puree without pumpkin spice is actually quite bland.

Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Bread is a moist and flavorful pumpkin pound cake perfect for pairing with a pumpkin spice coffee! #pumpkinbread #pumpkinpoundcake www.savoryexperiments.com I originally developed this recipe as a lighter version of the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Pound Cake, however since the original publishing date, they have since taken it off the menu. I’m not sure why… perhaps the 3 cups sugar didn’t quite make up for the 6 eggs whites or people realized that “pound cake” should have real butter in it.

Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Bread is a moist and flavorful pumpkin pound cake perfect for pairing with a pumpkin spice coffee! #pumpkinbread #pumpkinpoundcake www.savoryexperiments.com Whatever the reason, the Pumpkin Pound Cake has now been replaced with Starbucks Pumpkin Bread and quite honestly, it is probably a better and more accurate name.

Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Bread is a moist and flavorful pumpkin pound cake perfect for pairing with a pumpkin spice coffee! #pumpkinbread #pumpkinpoundcake www.savoryexperiments.com No matter what you refer to it as, Starbucks Pumpkin Bread is a rustic and moist bread flavored with all the spices of fall. I’ve opted to not bake it in a loaf and instead modified it to a bundt pan, which is just so much prettier. I also make my own Pumpkin Pie Spice and Pumpkin Puree, you are more than welcome to use canned and store bought of both, but I figured it was worth pointing out.

Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Bread is a moist and flavorful pumpkin pound cake perfect for pairing with a pumpkin spice coffee! #pumpkinbread #pumpkinpoundcake www.savoryexperiments.com Tools for making Starbucks Pumpkin Bread:

  • Bundt Pan– I like to get a relatively plain version, just so it is more verstile. There are only so many Pumpkin Bread “castles” and monkey breads I can make.
  • Sifter– While I used to think this step was superfluous, I don’t any more. It evenly mixes all your dry ingredients, prevent lumps and makes for lighter baked goods. If you don’t have a sifter, at least whisk your dry ingredient together. I also prefer the ones with a rotary hand crank, then you can switch directions, effectively grinding down more of your ingredients.
  • Stand Mixer– I lived for a long time without one. My life was changed when I finally bit the bullet and bought one. Just do it and thank yourself later.

If you love my Starbucks Pumpkin Bread, then you’ll also love these other fall inspired baking recipes!

3.03 from 34 votes
Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Bread is a moist and flavorful pumpkin pound cake perfect for pairing with a pumpkin spice coffee! #pumpkinbread #pumpkinpoundcake www.savoryexperiments.com
Starbucks Pumpkin Bread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 
Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Bread is a moist and flavorful pumpkin pound cake perfect for pairing with a pumpkin spice coffee!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 381 kcal
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
Ingredients
Starbucks Pumpkin Bread:
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Cooking Spray
Cinnamon Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons pepitas
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat bundt pan with cooking spray.
  2. Sift or whisk together flour, pumpkin pie spice, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment or a large mixing bowl with an electronic hand mixer, beat together sugar, vanilla Greek yogurt and eggs. Add pumpkin and vanilla, blend until just mixed.
  4. Slowly add flour mixture to wet mix. Do not over mix, this can result in your bread being tough.
  5. Pour into greased bundt pan. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, or until it passes the toothpick test. If the top starts brown, loosely cover with a sheet of aluminum foil.
  6. Remove and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Place serving dish over the top and flip. Knock the top (bottom of the bundt pan) with a knife to loosen the cake inside.
  7. After cake has fully cooled, whisk powdered sugar with milk and cinnamon until smooth. You might need a little more powdered sugar or milk to make the mixture “drizzle-able”. Drizzle over Pumpkin Pound Cake. Top with pepitas while glaze is still tacky.
  8. Slice and serve with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream and a cup of coffee.
Nutrition Facts
Starbucks Pumpkin Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 381 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 346mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 89g 30%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 63g
Protein 6g 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Comments

Pete (female)

Sounds so good but being a diabetic, I will have to use Splenda since this is SO much sugar.

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    It is a good amount of sugar. You can totally use Splenda!

Melissa @ This Girl's Life Blog

Thanks for this recipe. It looks delicious and we love pumpkin around here.

Marina @ Mommy Snippets

Oh, now this just excited me! I’m drinking a pumpkin spice latte as I read this.

Shell

This looks amazing! Thanks for the recipe!

Dawn

You know, it doesn’t matter what the recipe is. When I hear pumpkin spice, I know I’m going to love it.

Camesha

This looks way better than Starbucks! That would be awesome in the morning with a little tea and yogurt.

Janell Poulette

This sounds awesome! Perfect to have with my tea – Im not a huge fan of coffee.

Chrystal @ YUM eating

Starbucks is a treat for me so I don’t go there often. I had no idea they had a pumpkin spice bundt cake. Probably a good thing. Pinned this!

krystalskitsch

Mmmmm pumpkin spice anything…sign me up! Looks like a tasty dish.

Tracey

Love the original one from Starbucks! Will have to make this one!

Christie

I’ll definitely take a slice! That cake looks just perfect!

Rosey

That does look like some great Fall treatin’ I bet it’d go good w/a cup of coffee too. 😉

Veronica

I have never had the pumpkin cake at Starbucks…..I really never go there. Your recipe looks good

fancygrlnancy (Nancy Partin)

Yum.. That looks so good. I think I need a piece right now.

Ann Bacciaglia

I just made a pumpkin loaf tonight. This looks so delicious i will have to try this recipe next time.

Dawn

I love anything to do with Starbucks! This bundt cake sounds amazing.

Chrysa

Oh, wow. That looks so delicious! I haven’t made a Bundt cake in a long time. I need to find my pan!

Amber Conaway

Oh that looks SO yummy! I want to make this for Thanksgiving, I think my family would LOVE it!

Pauline Cabrera

I love every ingredient put in this Halloween masterpiece. Can’t wait to have a bite.

Pam

This looks so good! Seriously, I’m drooling. I love Pumpkin Spice anything.

Debbie Denny

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake looks awesome. So tasty for a treat.

aimee fauci

I’ve pinned this. stumbled this. G+ and shared it… I am def going to make it.. oh I hope my belly does not grow from it 😉 It will be worth it tho.

Nicole

This looks so yummy. I love pumpkin anything.

Liz Mays

I love that it’s really light. What a perfect October taste sensation!

Robin (Masshole Mommy)

I am not a Starbucks girl, so I didn’t even know they had anything like this there -but who need Starbucks when I can make it myself at home. NOM!

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