1/3 cup butter, softened 1 1/3 cups sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 cup water 1 cup canned pumpkin puree 1 2/3 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon cloves 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/4 cup chopped raisins, optional
Preheat oven to 350?. In a mixing bowl with electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light; set aside. In another mixing bowl combine eggs, water and pumpkin; mix well. Add creamed butter; blend thoroughly.
Sift dry ingredients together into a separate bowl. Add about one-third of the dry ingredients at a time to pumpkin mixture, stirring well after each addition. Mix in walnuts and raisins. Bake pumpkin bread in greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pan for 55 to 60 minutes.