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Chocolate Pumpkin Bread Recipe (with Drizzle)

Get a chocolate pumpkin bread recipe that the whole family with love! This delicious dessert is loaded with fall spices and topped with a drizzle.

Chocolate Pumpkin Bread Recipe (with Drizzle)

If I ever get to choose my last meal, you can skip serving me the main course – I’m going right for dessert, and it’s going to be pumpkin bread.

When I pass from this earth, I’d also like to be surrounded by Halloween balloons and painted pumpkins, but that’s a different discussion for a different day. Back to fall desserts.

There’s absolutely no question that this dessert bread is my favorite dessert of all time, and I’ll take it any way I can get it.

There’s (of course) the standard pumpkin bread recipe, which is tasty . . . but then there’s this chocolate pumpkin bread recipe.

Making Pumpkin Bread

I love this particular pumpkin dessert recipe because it’s the more sophisticated older sister of the standard. The chocolate and drizzle kick it up a notch and keep the bread very moist for longer (in my experience).

Before you grab the recipe, check out these FAQs. If you’re not interested, go ahead and scroll down to learn how to make this bread.

chocolate pumpkin bread recipe

Why is my pumpkin bread dry?

It’s probably due to overmixing. It’s important with this bread to mix the ingredients until only just mixed. Overbeating adds too much air and can cause extra gluten production. Both can lead to dried out bread.

Why is my pumpkin bread so wet?

You may have added more wet ingredients than necessary (did you measure carefully?). Letting the batter sit around too long before baking or not baking the bread for long enough are likely causes.

Why is pumpkin bread good for you?

Let’s not get crazy . . . this is dessert! Having said that, pumpkin does have good vitamins like A and C, B, and E. It also features minerals like fiber, potassium, copper, manganese, and iron.

How do you keep pumpkin bread from getting soggy on the bottom?

It helps to have all the ingredients at room temperature so that they get evenly combined and the bread rises correctly while baking. Also after baking the bread, let it set 10 minutes in the pan. Then remove to cool completely on a wire rack so the bottom doesn’t steam.

Are you ready to jump in? Learn how to make this pumpkin recipe below.

Yield: 8 pieces

Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

A standard pumpkin bread recipe gets a makeover with the addition of chocolate and drizzle. This is so moist and delicious!

Learn how to make a delicious version of a fall classic. This chocolate pumpkin bread recipe will be enjoyed by every member of the family.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes



  • 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 stick butter, high-quality
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 egg(s)
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips, high-quality
  • ¼ cup milk

Chocolate Drizzle

  • 2 T half & half
  • ½ T butter
  • 4 T dark chocolate chips, high-quality


Pumpkin Bread

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease & flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  3. Combine sifted flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder in a large bowl. Set aside.
  4. Cream butter and sugars together until fluffy in a bowl.Butter and sugar being creamed together with vanilla
  5. Stir eggs, pumpkin, and milk into the mixture just until combined.Adding pumpkin to the mixture in the bowl
  6. Add your batter and the chocolate chips to the flour mixture. Stir just until combined.Stirring chocolate chips into the pumpkin mixture
  7. Spread into prepared pan (the batter will be pretty thick).Chocolate pumpkin bread batter in a bread pan
  8. Bake 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Make sure you check it regularly, starting at 40 minutes.Chocolate pumpkin bread loaf cooling in a bread pan
  9. Remove the bread from the oven and let sit for 10 minutes. The remove the bread from the pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.chocolate pumpkin bread cooling on a rack

Chocolate Drizzle

  1. Heat cream and butter in the microwave for about 20 seconds. Remove and add chocolate chips. Set aside, without stirring, for about five minutes.bowl of chocolate drizzle
  2. Beat the mixture until glossy and then drizzle over bread. Let the glaze set before serving.Chocolate Pumpkin Bread Recipe (with Drizzle)

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 piece

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 397Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 316mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 4gSugar: 27gProtein: 6g

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