December 13, 2012

Cheesecake Pumpkin Mini Loaves + Free Printables (Swell Noël #15)

Today’s Swell Noël Post features a delicious idea from Jen of Tatertots & Jello, plus free printables to make a dynamic presentation a snap! Catch up on all of the projects from the series by visiting the photo guide of all of the ideas shared by the talented Swell Noël contributors, and follow along as things happen on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram by using the hashtag #SwellNoel.



Hi Positively Splendid readers! I’m so excited to be here. Amy is one of my very favorite people and I just adore everything that she does!

I’m Jen from Tatertots and Jello. I’m kind of on a kick to make printables for the disposable containers you can buy at your grocery store. I made these printables for disposable cupcake containers.

And then I saw the mini loaf pans with plastic tops. I thought they would make perfect neighbor gifts for homemade bread.

I made some yummy Cheesecake Pumpkin loaves. This is such a moist recipe – perfect for all kinds of people on your list.

Here’s the recipe to make 4 mini loaves:


For the cheesecake batter:

10 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

2 large eggs

1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted

1/2 teaspoon maple extract

For the pumpkin batter:

1 cup dark brown sugar, packed

2.5 large eggs

1 cup pumpkin pie mix

2 1/2 tablespoons canola oil

1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1.5 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon allspice

Cooking spray

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place 4 mini-loaf pans on a baking sheet, and spray with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, beat together the ingredients for the cheesecake batter until light and fluffy. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together brown sugar and eggs. Whisk in pumpkin pie mix, canola oil, and vanilla until well combined.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.
  • Divide the pumpkin batter evenly between the 4 loaf pans. Divide the cheesecake batter evenly over the top of the pumpkin batter. Using a small rubber spatula, gently spread the cheesecake batter to the edges of the pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

I found this recipe here and modified it a little.

Then I made some printable labels that fit on top of the plastic tops exactly. All you have to do is print them out and fill in your family’s name. Easy and delicious neighbor gifts!!

Click HERE to get the printables.

Thanks for letting me stop by and share this little idea. Feel free to stop by Tatertots & Jello anytime – where I love to share a new creative idea every day!!


Amy @ Positively Splendid

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
Amy @ Positively Splendid
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8 Responses to Cheesecake Pumpkin Mini Loaves + Free Printables (Swell Noël #15)

  1. Amanda December 13, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    Thanks so much for these! I never thought to do this and they are perfect!

  2. Darnetha @ ChippaSunshine December 13, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    Those would make great neighbor gifts! I do neighbor gifts each year but this year we are making caramal popcorn.

  3. Megan December 13, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    Wow, this sounds delicious and presents so nicely! Thanks for including the printable labels!

  4. Beverly {Flamingo Toes} December 13, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    These look so good! I love the printables too – so perfect for gift giving! Thanks Jen!! 🙂

  5. tag December 13, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

    I really want to make these but can’t figure out about the eggs.???
    Is it 2.5 ? and if so measure how do you measure that ???

    Please reply as soon as you can because these would be wonderful gifts.

    Thanks so much,

  6. jen @ Tatertots & Jello December 14, 2012 at 12:05 am #

    Thanks for letting me stop by and share my idea. I am loving all of the creative ideas linked up to your Swell Noel series. SO fun!

    Merry Christmas!!


  7. Wanda Ann December 15, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    What a very ggod idea, I love it. Thank you for the printable.
    Merry Christmas,
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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