This Pumpkin Coffee Cake it topped with a buttery cinnamon crumb topping that’s the perfect pairing for your morning cup of coffee.
Pumpkin Crumb Cake: A Fall Breakfast or Dessert
You didn’t think I was going to let October pass without publishing a pumpkin recipe, did you? I mean, I’m not insane.
The truth is, pumpkin and I were on a break. I outpumpkined myself last year with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Roll and Healthy Pumpkin Muffins and Pumpkin Dirt Pudding.
I needed some space, some time to think and see other autumn fruits. But now I’m back, and I’m ready to give this relationship another go.
I could never stay away for long. Fall leaves and chilly mornings have me longing for those good old times with pumpkin. So I’m crawling back and begging forgiveness with this Pumpkin Crumb Cake.
If you ask me, there’s no better way to patch things up.
This pumpkin coffee cake is deeee-lish. Buttery and moist on the inside, crispy and cinnamony on the outside.
Spiced with nutmeg, ginger, and cloves, it’s got all the warm-you-up pumpkin spice flavor you need to start your day…or end it…or just get through it. Let’s be real, you’re going to be sneaking bites of this cake all.day.long.
Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Crumb Topping
Can we talk about crumb topping for a minute? What dessert is not improved by a little crumb topping?
Lemon Blueberry Crumb Bread? Ummm, yes.
Banana Crumb Cake? Of course.
Apple Crumb Cake? GIVE IT TO ME.
If I have to choose between frosting and crumb topping, I’m choosing crumb topping every time.
This crumb topping is made with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and it adds just the right amount of crunch to this cake.
But what makes this cake extra special is that the crumb topping is also inside the cake.
That’s right, a layer of crumbs is baked right into the cake. It melts away during the baking process, leaving a trail of buttery brown sugar goodness in its wake. Magic.
More Pumpkin Recipes to Try:
If you’re bored of pumpkin, reignite the flames with this Pumpkin Coffee Cake. You’ll be back together in no time.
And if you need even MORE pumpkin recipes to fuel your pumpkin spice craving, try these:
- Easy Pumpkin Bread
- Pumpkin 7 Layer Bars
- Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
- Glazed Pumpkin Scones
- Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes
Pumpkin Spice Crumb Cake
This moist Pumpkin Crumb Cake is filled with warm fall spices and covered with a crunchy crumb topping.
For the cake:
- 2 cups flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- Pinch cloves
- 1 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- ½ cup butter, room temperature
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup milk
For the crumbs:
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, cubed
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter and pumpkin puree until well distributed. It's okay if it's not totally smooth. Add the sugar and beat until well combined. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
- Add the flour mixture to the mixing bowl in three additions, alternating with the milk. Beat on low speed until no white remains. Set aside.
- To make the crumbs, combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and use your fingers or a pastry cutter to cut in the butter until it forms small crumbs.
- Pour half the pumpkin batter into the prepared dish. Layer with half the crumbs and then the remainder of the batter. Top with the rest of the crumbs. Bake for 45-55 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 244Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 235mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 3g
Please note nutritional information for my recipes is calculated by a third party service and provided as a courtesy to my readers. For the most accurate calculation, I always recommend running the numbers yourself with the specific products you use.
Can raisins be added to this cake and if so would you use regular raisins or golden i was thinking of poaching them in a little apple cider
I think golden raisins would probably go best with these flavors.
I would love to make this cake can I substitute the white flour for either whole wheat or almond or any suggestions & also a sugar substitute?
At least half the flour could be substituted for whole wheat flour. I’m not an expert on sugar substitutions, so you’d have to experiment on that one!
Planning on trying this recipe. Can it be turned into muffins?
That should work! Just lower the cooking time to 18-25 minutes.
Can I cut the recipe in half?
Yes. That should work just fine.
can you use almond milk instead of milk???
Yes, almond milk should work just fine!
I just found your recipe yesterday and decided to make it tonight. My crumbs didn’t turn out crumby though. I think the butter was to warm, but I just dropped clumps of the so called crumbs between the layers and on top. It definitely did not look anything like yours did, but still turned out amazing and was so good. Thank you for sharing 🙂
This was a great recipe. Took it to my church group and everyone loved it. I put all the crumb topping on the top instead of 1/2 in the middle.
Could I use buttermilk instead?
Is this recipe the correct one for the heading that says Coffee Cake?
The recipe says”spiced crumb cake”.
Yes, you’ve got the right recipe!
I want to mail this to my nephew after his surgery (200 miles from me). I assume I can freeze it, and mail it to him so it will be still moist a day or so in the postal system?
I would think that would work ok, although the crumb topping might get a bit soggy. Maybe have him put it in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes when it arrives to rewarm and crisp the top.
Made this for Fathers day looking forward to trying it other then liking the spatula clean, am going to surve it with saskatoon ice cream from save on foods.
My 13yo daughter made this yesterday, so we could all enjoy it today as a Saturday breakfast treat. She doubled the crumble , because that’s how we roll, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly.
It was gorgeous, and definitely looked company-worthy, but the taste surpassed the appearance!! So delicious. This was immediately entered into our collection of fall-favorites as an instant hit! Thanks for the recipe!!
Made it. Looks nothing like your picture, but it tastes fantastic.
Taste always trumps looks in this house. 🙂 I’m so glad you liked it!
Thanks for sharing this blog post about Pumpkin Spice Crumb Cake…it’s fantastic
Made this tonight and it was delicious. Flavorful and moist – everyone loved it! We ate it piping hot and loved it.
This looks delicious.