Pumpkin Pie Coffee Cake

Have you ever asked yourself what would happen if a pumpkin pie face planted onto a coffee cake? Cool, me too. And I actually DID something about it. Let me tell you about it: A classic moist and delish coffee cake base is topped with what is essentially a layer of the perfect pumpkin pie filling which is then topped with a crumb topping that is pretty much a pile of pie crust crumbs! Are you still with me?? Okay, good, cause we still have to drizzle the top of our coffee cake with a...sweet and creamy drizzle! Trust me, it's necessary and important. As necessary and important as you making this Pumpkin Pie Coffee Cake!

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:


Base:

3 cups flour*

½ cup applesauce

1 cup softened unsalted butter

2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon salt

3 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup milk

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Pumpkin Pie Filling Layer:

1 15 oz can pumpkin puree

1 egg

½ cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

2 teaspoons cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg


Pie Crust Crumb Topping:

¾ cup flour

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

¼ cup granulated sugar

¼ cup dark brown sugar

8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes


Drizzle:

½ cup confectioner's sugar

1 tablespoon water


WHAT YOU'LL DO:


Preheat oven to 350º.


In a large bowl, combine 3 cups flour, ½ cup applesauce, 1 cup softened unsalted butter, 2 cups sugar, 1 tsp salt, 3 tsp baking powder, 1 cup milk, 2 eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract with a wooden spoon or spatula. Set aside.


In another large bowl, combine 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree, 1 egg, ½ cup brown sugar, 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, 2 teaspoons cinnamon and ½ teaspoon nutmeg with a wooden spoon or spatula. Set aside.


In a third and smaller bowl, add ¾ cup flour, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, ¼ cup granulated sugar, ¼ cup dark brown sugar and 8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes. Using your hands, combine all ingredients until you are left with large buttery crumbs. Set aside.


Butter and flour (or use baking spray) a 9x13 inch baking pan. Spread your base layer evenly across the pan. Next, place large scoops of the pumpkin pie filling layer on top of the base layer. Using the handle of a spoon, a chopstick, or a knife, swirl your pumpkin pie filling layer across the top of your base layer until it is fairly evenly spread throughout the pan. This might be a good time to jump down to the step-by-step photos below!


Lastly, sprinkle those buttery crumbs from your pumpkin pie crust layer across the top of your pumpkin pie filling layer.


Place your pan into the oven and bake for approximately 60 minutes, or until a clean knife exits the coffee cake AND the top layer is browned.


Let coffee cake cool. Meanwhile, combine ½ cup confectioner's sugar

and 1 tablespoon water until a thick and smooth drizzle is formed. Using a spoon, drizzle the drizzle across the top of the coffee cake in any manner that makes you happy!


Slice and serve, with coffee of course!


Store coffee cake at room temp tightly covered or sliced and placed into storage bags.


*Gluten free All-Purpose 1:1 flour can be used.

Make it step-by-step with me below!

1. Preheat oven to 350º.


In a large bowl, add 3 cups flour, ½ cup applesauce, 1 cup softened unsalted butter, 2 cups sugar, 1 tsp salt, 3 tsp baking powder, 1 cup milk, 2 eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract with a wooden spoon or spatula.

2. Combine and set aside.

3. In another large bowl, add 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree, 1 egg, ½ cup brown sugar, 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, 2 teaspoons cinnamon and ½ teaspoon nutmeg with a wooden spoon or spatula.

4. Combine and set aside.

5. In a third and smaller bowl, add ¾ cup flour, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, ¼ cup granulated sugar, ¼ cup dark brown sugar and 8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes.

6. Using your hands, combine all ingredients until you are left with large buttery crumbs. Set aside.

7. Butter and flour (or use baking spray) a 9x13 inch baking pan.

8. Spread your base layer evenly across the pan.

9. Next, place large scoops of the pumpkin pie filling layer on top of the base layer.

10. Using the handle of a spoon, a chopstick, or a knife, swirl your pumpkin pie filling layer across the top of your base layer until it is fairly evenly spread throughout the pan.

11. Lastly, sprinkle those buttery crumbs from your pumpkin pie crust layer across the top of your pumpkin pie filling layer.

12. Place your pan into the oven and bake for approximately 60 minutes, or until a clean knife exits the coffee cake AND the top layer is browned.

13. Let coffee cake cool. Meanwhile, combine ½ cup confectioner's sugar and 1 tablespoon water until a thick and smooth drizzle is formed.

14. Using a spoon, drizzle the drizzle across the top of the coffee cake in any manner that makes you happy!


Slice and serve, with coffee of course!


Store coffee cake at room temp tightly covered or sliced and placed into storage bags.












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