Irresistible Recipe for Pumpkin Coffee Cake


Get ready to fall in love with this delectable Pumpkin Coffee Cake that is perfect for both breakfast and dessert during the crisp autumn season. With its pumpkin-infused cake layer, rich spices, crunchy streusel topping, and sweet glaze, this coffee cake is guaranteed to disappear fast! If you’re a pumpkin enthusiast, don’t miss out on trying my other pumpkin treats like Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins or Chocolate Pumpkin Bread!

pumpkin coffee cake with crumb topping and vanilla glaze on white plate

The Ultimate Fall Delight

I couldn’t contain my excitement any longer—I had to share this delightful pumpkin spiced coffee cake with all of you! As September rolls around, I can’t help but indulge in all things pumpkin spice, from Pumpkin Bread and Pumpkin Spice Lattes to even Pumpkin Smoothies. This cinnamon and nutmeg-spiced pumpkin pie coffee cake is incredibly tender, moist, and perfectly balanced in flavors.

The star of this coffee cake is its thick, buttery streusel topping that adds a satisfying crunch and sweetness. After baking the cake to perfection, I drizzle a simple glaze on top to enhance its flavors. Trust me, this coffee cake is an absolute must-try this fall!

Pumpkin Coffee Cake Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour: You can easily make this coffee cake gluten-free by substituting it with gluten-free flour.
  • Light brown sugar and granulated sugar: These sugars provide a light caramel flavor without darkening the cake’s color.
  • Milk: I usually use 2%, but whole milk or buttermilk work just as well.
  • Baking powder and baking soda: These leavening agents make the batter rise and result in a fluffy texture.
  • Pumpkin puree: Make sure to use high-quality canned pumpkin, such as Libby’s, and avoid pumpkin pie filling.
  • Pumpkin pie spice: This delightful blend of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and cloves gives the coffee cake its signature fall flavors.
  • Canola oil: It keeps the cake moist without sacrificing its lightness.
  • Salt: Balances out the sweetness of the sugars and glaze.
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How to Make Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Don’t Skip the Streusel Topping or the Glaze

Tips for Making the Best Pumpkin Coffee Cake

  • Add a splash of vanilla to the batter or the glaze to enhance the flavor.
  • Incorporate chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts into the streusel topping or cake batter for added texture and taste.
  • Take the glaze up a notch by making a bourbon vanilla glaze using powdered sugar, bourbon, vanilla, heavy cream, and salt. Pour it over the cooled cake before serving for a luxurious touch.
  • Allow the cake to cool before drizzling it with the glaze to prevent it from melting into the warm cake.
  • Measure the flour correctly to ensure a light and fluffy cake. Learn how to measure flour properly here.
  • This coffee cake is best enjoyed warm. Simply pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds for a cozy treat!

Is There Coffee in this Cake?

No, despite its name, coffee cake is meant to be served alongside a cup of coffee. It does not contain any actual coffee.

pumpkin coffee cake with thick crumb streusel topping

How to Store Coffee Cake

For the best results, store any leftover pumpkin coffee cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Keep the glaze separate and apply it before serving to maintain its freshness.

To reheat leftovers, simply warm them up in the microwave or cover the whole casserole with foil and reheat in a 350-degree oven for 15-20 minutes. Reheat the glaze in the microwave until pourable, then drizzle it over the cake.

Can You Freeze Coffee Cake?

Absolutely! Coffee cake freezes exceptionally well. To maintain its freshness, wrap it tightly with foil or plastic wrap and place it in an airtight container. Store it in the freezer for up to 3 months to enjoy later.

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square slice of pumpkin coffee cake on silver spatula

More Dessert Recipes To Try This Fall

If you can’t get enough of this pumpkin coffee cake, I highly recommend trying these equally delightful dessert recipes:

  • Texas Style Blueberry Cobbler
  • Stuffed Apple Crisp
  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
  • Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake
  • The BEST Brownies
  • Easy S’mores Bars
  • The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

So, gather your loved ones and treat them to the cozy flavors of fall with this irresistible Pumpkin Coffee Cake. Don’t miss the chance to explore more mouthwatering recipes at Family Cuisine. Happy baking!

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