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Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 12 -16 squares


Crumb Topping:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter cold

Pumpkin Coffee Cake:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup milk or buttermilk


  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoon milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon sprinkle cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x9 baking pan with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray;set aside.
  • Make the cake by whisking the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves in a large bowl until combined. In a medium bowl mix together the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, oil, maple syrup, and milk/buttermilk until combined. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl and stir until just combined. Do not over mix! Pour/spoon the batter into the prepared baking pan. Spread the batter to make an even surface then add the crumb topping.
  • Make the crumb topping by adding flour, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon in a medium side bowl; mix together. Cut in the cold butter using a pastry blender or a fork (sometimes your hands work best). Mix in cold butter to create crumbs and clumps.
  • Grab some of the crumb topping and make a big ball. Then gently crumble the topping into batter. Do this until all the crumb topping in on top of the batter.
  • Bake cake for 30-40 minutes . Check doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake. The toothpick should come out clean with some moist crumbs. Let cake cool complete before adding the glaze.
  • Once the cake has cooled completely (roughly 30-45 minutes). Whisk the confectioners sugar, 1-2 tablespoon milk together until smooth. Sprinkle in cinnamon and mix.
  • Drizzle glaze over cake. Cut into squares and enjoy!