• Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cooking Time: 35 mins
  • Serves: 12

Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Pecan Streusel

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 Ingredients List

  • CAKE:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice powder (I used Trader Joes)
  • ½ cup oil (I used coconut oil)
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ granulated sugar
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • ⅓ cup buttermilk (see note)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup cold salted butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin spice powder
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped pecans
  • GLAZE:
  • ½ cup confectioners sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoon milk
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin spice powder


Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350ºF. Spray a 8×8 or a 9×9 square pan with cooking spray, set aside.

STREUSEL TOPPING: In a small bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, flour, and pumpkin spice and using a fork or your finger tips, break the butter down into small pea sized pieces. Add the pecans and toss until they are coated in the flour mixture. Place in the refrigerator while you make the cake layer.

CAKE: In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin spice powder, set aside. In another bowl, whisk the coconut oil, brown sugar, granulated sugar, pumpkin puree, buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla together. When the wet ingredients are thoroughly mixed, add them to the dry ingredients. Using a rubber spatula, fold until the cake batter is JUST combined. Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking pan.
Add the streusel topping on top and bake the coffee cake for 32-42 minutes. Depending on the size of pan you use, this will vary slightly. I used a 8×8 and mine took 35 minutes exactly. Use a toothpick of a cake tester, a few crumbs on the tester is fine but more than that will need a few more minutes in the oven. Allow the cake to cool completely before glazing.

GLAZE: Combine the confectioners sugar, 1 tablespoon of milk, and pumpkin spice in a small bowl. If the glaze is thick slowly add in 1 teaspoon at a time (a total of 3) or as needed to thin the glaze. Drizzle on cake, let dry 5 minutes before serving.

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