Yield
12 servings

The Pistachio Topping adds a crunchy dimension to this holiday quick bread.

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add 1 1/2 cups sugar, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition.

Step 2

Combine flour and next 6 ingredients in a large bowl; add to butter mixture alternately with pumpkin, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in raisins and vanilla.

Step 3

Spread batter into a greased and floured 13" x 9" pan; sprinkle with Pistachio Topping. Bake at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Step 4

Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and milk in a small bowl until smooth, using a wire whisk. Using whisk, drizzle cream cheese mixture over cake.

Christmas with Southern Living 2001

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