I love all of the fall pumpkin treats. Cakes, cupcakes, pies, cookies, pancakes, donuts, and breads. But they are all mostly flavored with the blend of pumpkin pie spices (which I love). But what I like about Japanese pumpkin flavored things is that there are no spices. It’s straight up pumpkin. Actually, a Japanese pumpkin (kabocha) is similar to a buttercup squash. So you really taste the natural sweetness of the squash in this bread.

I doubled the recipe and filled two small loaf pans. I did measure all of the ingredients exactly as the recipe said. This bread is light, moist, and mildly sweet. Not the typical fall pumpkin spice flavors you might be used to, but a delicious sweet bread.


Recipe from is Elinluv’s Sweet Delights Blog at the following link:

Japanese Pumpkin Bread

5 thoughts on “Japanese Pumpkin Cake

  1. Hi Matt! I’m Claire. Just wondering if you’d still have the recipe for this Japanese pumpkin cake. I clicked on the link but unfortunately the post isn’t there anymore. I’ve been searching for this recipe for a long time! The picture you have looks exactly like the one I had tried years ago and it’s my mom’s favourite. Would love to make it for her as the bakery that made it is no longer operating.

    1. Unfortunately I don’t have this recipe. I went to make it this fall as saw the original source isn’t there. I searched to find something similar and couldn’t find it. This was so good too!

  2. I understand. No worries, I found one recipe on YouTube but I’m not sure if it’ll turn out the same. If you’d like to try it out, I can share the link with you. Let me know!

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