Pumpkin Coffee Cake

This totally decadent Pumpkin Coffee Cake is topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar streusel and drizzled in a sweet vanilla glaze. It’s perfect for serving with coffee, tea, hot cocoa, or straight up as a delicious dessert!

Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Since falling face-first in love with pumpkin a few years ago, it’s been gracing my baked goods on a regular basis.

I’m not once to pumpkin spice my coffee (I prefer mine black and assaultingly hot) but the second September hits I’m all about pumpkin spicing my cornbread, muffins, and cupcakes all Fall and Winter long.

My 7 year old could care less about seasonal trends and has basically decreed that all pancakes must be pumpkin pancakes.

I basically keep a can or two of orange goodness in the pantry year round.

Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Sugar Streusel and Vanilla Icing

My latest baking adventure has (TA-DAHHHH!) resulted in this pumpkin coffee cake and HOLY COW WHY DID I NOT MAKE THIS SOONER?!

Inspired and adapted from my beloved Pumpkin Bread recipe, this coffee cake has it all: tender and fluffy pumpkin kissed cake, a crumbly cinnamon sugar streusel in EPIC proportions, and a sweet vanilla glaze to make it over-the-top finger-licking deeeeelicious.

That above paragraph is a grammatical nightmare but this coffee cake is a DREAM! So let’s proceed, shall we?

The Pumpkin Coffee Cake Recipe You Need to Make Right MEOW:

Seriously. What are you waiting for?

Grab a can of pumpkin and meet me in the kitchen!

Pumpkin Coffee Cake
5 from 5 votes

Pumpkin Coffee Cake

This totally decadent Pumpkin Coffee Cake is topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar streusel and drizzled in a sweet vanilla glaze. It's perfect for serving with coffee, tea, hot cocoa, or straight up as a delicious dessert!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Pumpkin Coffee Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Calories 349 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (120 grams)
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 TBSP avocado oil or coconut oil
  • 1 cup unsweetened canned pumpkin puree (226 grams)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice blend
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (100 grams)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar , packed (100 grams)
  • 2 oz cream cheese (cut into 6 pieces)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/8 cup milk


  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar (131 grams)
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour (82 grams)
  • 4 TBSP melted unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt



  1. Adjust oven rack to the center position and preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a metal 8×8-inch baking pan. For easy coffee cake removal, cut a strip of parchment paper that is long enough to hang over the sides a little to make a sling. Once slightly cooled you can lift the coffee cake out of the pan using the parchment sling – easy peasy!

  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl and set aside. For best results, measure flour by weight (my go-to) or use the spoon and sweep method.

  3. Heat a medium-large pot to medium heat (my dial was at 6) and add a TBSP of oil.

  4. One heated, add pumpkin, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin pie spice blend. Cook, stirring often, for approx. 5-6 minutes.

  5. Remove pot from heat and add granulated sugar, brown sugar, and cream cheese. Stir and allow to cool for 5 minutes, then use a metal whisk to whisk well until ingredients are completely incorporated.

  6. In a small bowl whisk together milk and eggs, then add to the pumpkin mixture.

  7. Gently fold in flour mixture until combined (some small lumps are totally okay) and pour into prepared 8×8 pan.

  8. To make the streusel, combine ingredients and mix together with a fork until crumbly. Sprinkle on top of batter.

  9. Bake for 35 minutes. Test with a butter knife for doneness. A knife inserted into center of the loaf will come out clean when the bread is cooked through. Allow to cool in pan for 5-10 minutes, then carefully remove and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

  10. To make the glaze, whisk together powdered sugar with milk and vanilla. Drizzle over coffee cake once cooled and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Curious why I’m cooking the pumpkin puree first? It’s my FAVORITE trick for making canned pumpkin taste amazing! The spices get extra time to mingle and jazz up the pumpkin and it’s just glorious.

Recipe yields 9 large servings or 12 smaller slices.

Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Coffee Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 240mg10%
Potassium 166mg5%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 42g47%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 4536IU91%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Cinnamon Sugar Streusel and Vanilla Icing on Coffee Cake

If you get a chance to try this pumpkin coffee cake, let me know!

Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

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  • Annie

    Yum! These look so good! Will definitely have to try soon! 🙂

  • Jennifer

    5 stars
    This is an amazing recipe. The texture is perfect – we loved it from start to finish. It is sweet, but not over-powering.

  • Jamie P

    5 stars
    This recipe is so delicious! It is moist and full of flavor. We don’t eat eggs so I tried it using flax-eggs and it worked perfectly! I used maple sugar instead of powdered sugar and coconut sugar instead of granulated and it was so good! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  • 5 stars
    yummy, a nice recipe to add pumpkin, not all of them work for me, but this does, so thank you, much appreciated!

  • Jen

    5 stars
    Absolutely amazing! The cake is super moist and full of deliciousness. The topping is PHENOM!! This will be regular treat in our home!

  • Cassie

    5 stars
    These are abso-freaking-lutely delicious. And I usually do not like things with pumpkin in it. Jenn did it again though. Making me love new things when paired with the right ingredients.

    • I LOVE convincing people they really do like pumpkin, haha! Thank you Cassie – so glad you enjoyed the pumpkin coffee cake!

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