Pumpkin Loaf with Rum

1 3/4 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

1-1/2 cups sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 large eggs

1 cup pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)

1/3 cup dark rum

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Spray loaf pan with nonstick spray; set aside. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together first five ingredients; set aside. In a large mixing bowl whisk together sugar and oil. Add eggs, one at a time, whisking to combine. Whisk in pumpkin.

With a wooden spoon, slowly stir in flour mixture alternately with the rum, beginning and ending with flour. Stir until combined, do not over mix.

Pour batter into prepared pan, and bake in preheated oven for one hour to one hour and 15 minutes until it tests done. Allow to cool in pan five minutes, and then turn out onto a rack to cool completely.