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Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 50 minutes
  • yield Yield: 12 1x
  • category Category: Breakfast
  • method Method: Oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


Light, moist and packed with fall flavor, this Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake is a heavenly make-ahead breakfast recipe! It features a crunchy pecan streusel topping made with brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon.



For the Pecan Streusel Topping

  • 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 3/4 cup of canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 cup of finely chopped pecans (I put mine in a small food processor)

For the Pumpkin Coffee Cake

  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. To a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, add flour, brown sugar, white sugar, vegetable oil, salt and pumpkin spice seasoning. Mix together until combined.
  3. Remove 1 1/2 cup of mixture and add to a small bowl, this is for your topping.
  4. Add finely chopped pecans to the topping mixture in the small bowl, then add cinnamon. Stir topping and set aside.
  5. In the stand mixer, add milk, pumpkin puree, egg, baking soda, and baking powder.
  6. Mix at slow speed until there are no more lumps.
  7. Grease and flour a 13×9 glass pan and add cake batter.
  8. Next, evenly spread pecan topping over batter.
  9. Place in oven and cook for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Keywords: coffee cake, pumpkin spice cake, cinnamon coffee cake