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Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze
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Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

A seasonal coffee cake seasoned with pumpkin and spices, a nutty streusel, and a sweet brown sugar glaze.
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup sour cream


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup pecans
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

Brown Sugar Glaze

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter a 9-inch square glass baking dish.
  • Make streusel. In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, pecans, and melted butter. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and salt. Set aside.
  • Place butter and brown sugar in a bowl for an electric mixer and beat until well blended.
  • Add eggs one at a time, scraping down sides of bowl between additions. Add vanilla extract.
  • Add pumpkin and sour cream and beat just until blended. Add flour mixture and beat just until incorporated.
  • Spread half of better in bottom of prepared baking dish. Batter will be thick. Sprinkle half of streusel on top. Pour remaining batter into pan and spread over streusel. Sprinkle remaining streusel on top.
  • Place in oven and bake for approximately 45 minutes, or until set.
  • For glaze, place brown sugar, heavy cream, and butter in a small saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until sugar and butter are melted. Drizzle over coffee cake.