Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Finally, the temperatures are cooling and it feels like fall. As soon as we have our first cold snap, like magic, I’m in the mood for all things pumpkin. Pumpkin is not just for pie anymore! This delicious bright orange ingredient is packed with potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants. Some of my favorite baked goods featuring pumpkin are Pumpkin Madeleines, Pumpkin Muffins, and now, my new recipe for Pumpkin Coffee Cake.

Pumpkin Coffee Cake crumble

This irresistible cake is simple to make, just start by adding the crumble ingredients to a bowl and mix with a fork or your hands until it is crumbly.

Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Making the batter is straightforward; cream the butter and sugar together with a hand mixer, add the wet ingredients, and mix until fluffy, add the dry ingredients, and don’t over-mix! If you overmix, you activate the glutens in the flour and your cake could be tough.

Pumpkin Coffee Cake

I added tons of walnuts to this recipe because I love the rich flavor and the crunch it gives this moist, flavor-packed cake.

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Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Once the batter is in the pan, sprinkle the crumble on the cake and it’s ready for the oven!

Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Just look at this cake!!

So good and it screams fall!

Happy Baking and I hope you love the recipe!

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Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Pumpkin Coffee Cake


1 cup butter, softened

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

½ teaspoon almond extract

1 15-ounce can of pureed pumpkin

1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground cloves

½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon ground ginger

½ teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

2 cups flour

1 cup chopped walnuts


¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon flour

1/3 cup oats

¼ cup sugar

4 tablespoons softened butter

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon cinnamon

Pinch ground cloves

½ cup chopped walnuts

Prepare the crumble by mixing all ingredients with a fork or your hands and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 glass baking dish.  Make the batter by mixing flour, seasoning, and leavenings in a small bowl.  In a larger bowl, beat butter with the sugar, using an electric mixer.  Add eggs one at a time.  Add vanilla, almond extract, and pumpkin and mix until light and fluffy.    Fold dry ingredients into the wet ones and mix by hand just until combined.  Fold walnuts into the batter.  Fill the prepared baking dish with the batter.  Sprinkle crumble over the top and bake for 28-32 minutes until the cake is fluffy and beginning to brown.

Enjoy and happy Fall Y’all!


5 thoughts on “Pumpkin Coffee Cake

  1. Anonymous

    I Made this yesterday morning for a team meeting, it was delish. My son was so happy I brought him a couple of pieces home. It tasted like Fall!

  2. Susan Hurley

    I am planning on making…do you have any thoughts on how to swirl cream cheese into the batter. One, I think it would be tasty, and Two, very pretty.

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