Greetings VinoVossers! The end of Summer always means one thing, the arrival of Fall and the return of Pumpkin Spice season. 2023 marks 20 years since Starbucks debuted their seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte. It has become so popular that footfall at Starbucks across the 50 states jumps by 14% during the first week of release. Avoid the crowds and embrace baking and the great indoors with this recipe piping hot from the VinoVoss kitchen.

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is so popular that footfall jumps 14% upon release (Photo by Heidi Kaden on Unsplash)


  • A Stand of Hand Mixer
  • A Mixing Bowl
  • 2 x 9 Inch (22 cm) Loaf Pans


  • 2 Cups of Canned Pumpkin
  • 1 & ⅔ Cups of Brown Sugar
  • ⅔ Cup of Vegetable Oil or Shortening
  • 4 Whole Eggs
  • 2 ¼ Cups of Plain Flour
  • 2 tsp of Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp of Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp of Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of Ground Nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp of Ground Allspice
  • ½ tsp of Ground Cloves
  • 2 tsp of Fresh Grated or Powdered Ginger
  • 1 Pinch of Salt
  • Butter (For Greasing The Loaf Pans)

Oak contributes many of the flavors found in Pumpkin spice to wine (Photo by Colin FitzGerald on Unsplash)


  • Heat the oven to 350° F (180° C)
  • Grease both loaf pans with butter
  • Add the canned pumpkin, eggs and oil to a bowl and mix until combined at low speed
  • Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt to the bowl and mix until combined
  • Divide the batter evenly between the two loaf pans
  • Bake for 1 hour
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool

Enjoy baking and the great indoors this Fall with help front he VinoVoss kitchen (Photo by Monika Grabkowska on Unsplash)


The bread will keep for 4 days and will freeze for up to 3 months.

Food and Wine Pairing

The flavors that make pumpkin spice so warm and alluring are the same as those that oak barrels add to wine. The complex richness of oaked wines are the order of the day here. If you are a fan of white wine, lather a slice with butter and enjoy it with an equally butter oaked Chardonnay. If red wine is more your style, then look to a glass of toasty Rioja Crianza from Spain. Or, if you want to find your own special combination, look for it on VinoVoss.

Let VinoVoss help you enjoy your Pumpkin Spice Loaf by finding an oaked Chardonnay or Rioja Crianza to pair it with (Photo by Jonas Allert on Unsplash)

Cheers from the VinoVoss team!

Matthew Cocks

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