Oh, you guys.
I’ve really gone and done it now.
I went and married coffee cake with pumpkin pie and the result was, well, it was phenomenal. I like cake just fine, but I absolutely adore the texture of pumpkin pie. The dense, creamy filling is my happy place. So, I got a little crazy and added a ridiculous amount of pumpkin to this cake in the hopes that I could recreate a bit of that custard like texture while still being able to call it a cake. Things were very science-experimenty up in here for a while.
I don’t want to brag or anything, but I would totally rock at being a scientist. I mean, seriously. I just completely owned this recipe.
This cake is outrageously good. Dense, creamy, and slightly underdone, pure pumpkin perfection. Don’t even bother counting the sticks of butter and cups of sugar in here, because it will make you hate me. Just close your eyes, open your mouth, and enjoy this coffee cake nirvana.
Oh, and just for fun? I went and added a swirl of cinnamon, a crumb topping that gets all crackly and crunchy in the oven to add the perfect contrast to the creamy cake, and a big ol’ drizzle of powdered sugar glaze. I mean, I had to, guys. The coffee cake gods told me and when they speak, you listen.
Try this one and let me know what you think!
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Cinnamon Swirled Glazed Pumpkin Coffee Cake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 65 minutes
For the cake:
3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup brown cup sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
2 (15 ounce) cans pumpkin puree
For the cinnamon swirl:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon cinnamon
For the crumb topping:
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, cold and cut into small squares
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
For the glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk or cream
To make the cake:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9x13 baking dish.
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs. Stir in the pumpkin puree. Add flour mixture and stir until just combined.
Spread half of batter in prepared baking pan. Pour half of the cinnamon swirl over the batter and drag a knife through the batter to swirl it around. Top with the remaining batter and repeat with the remaining cinnamon swirl mixture. Sprinkle with the crumb topping.
Bake coffee cake until toothipick inserted in center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool 30 minutes before glazing and serving.
To make the cinnamon swirl:
In a small saucepan melt all of the ingredients together, stirring constantly.
To make the crumb topping:
Add all of the ingredients to a medium bowl. Cut the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter or two knives until you have coarse crumbs.
To make the glaze:
Whisk together the ingredients in a small bowl.