Saturday, October 18, 2014

pumpkin coffee cake with brown sugar glaze

I've shared this recipe with you several times over the last few years.

It's my go to "company dessert" when my schedule is busy this time of year and I'm wanting a delicious pumpkin dessert.

I love its versatility!

You can make the traditional butter pumpkin version . . . or a scrumptious chocolate version. They're both so delicious! It's one of those kind of cakes that you find yourself going back for seconds and thirds.

It's bright orange hue . . . and moist and tender crumb is a beautiful tribute to pumpkin.

I use a butter cake mix base for added richness. And yes, this recipe, too, has a brown sugar streusel topping . . .  and a glaze that further moistens every nook and cranny.

I just love simple and delicious desserts . . . and this is one of them!

pumpkin coffee cake
⅓ cup water 
⅓ cup vegetable oil
1 15-ounce can pureed pumpkin 
2 x-large eggs
1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract 
2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice 
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 18-ounce box Butter (or Yellow) Cake Mix 

brown sugar streusel
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour 
pinch of salt
8 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
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In a small bowl mix together brown sugar, flour, and butter. 
Use your fingers to sprinkle over the top of the cake. 
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brown sugar glaze
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar 
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 
1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
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Combine the 1 cup brown sugar, granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 
and heavy cream in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. 
Remove from heat and stir until all sugar is dissolved.

Preheat the oven to 350F.

In a large bowl mix together the water, oil, pumpkin, eggs, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice until well combined. 

Add the cake mix and baking soda and mix until just combined.
Grease a 9×13 pan with butter and pour batter into pan.
OR . . . to dress it up, line 2 8-inch rounds with parchment and then grease pans. Using a 1-cup scoop, evenly distribute batter into pans. 
Using your hands, crumble the streusel evenly over the top.

Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

When cake is finished baking, let cool for 5 minutes and then poke holes in the top with a toothpick. *If you baked the cake in rounds, then gently turn cake over onto your hand, and then back over onto a serving plate, so that the streusel is on top.
Using a spoon, pour glaze over the cake, making sure to cover all holes and surfaces. Serve cake warm or at room temperature.

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  1. I can see why this is a favorite, yum! xo

  2. Hi, Suzanne! We definitely speak the same "food language," because I always find your recipes so appealing!!! This looks like another winner. Pinned! :)

  3. Visiting from Marvelous Monday, this cake looks so moist and yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Anonymous7:20 PM

    Oh my YUM!

  5. Thanks so much for sharing this - both versions of the recipe look amazing! Glad I found it at Motivation Monday!

  6. Oh for yum!! Looks delicious! I like simple and yummy recipes, thanks for sharing!

  7. Looks wonderful! Coming to you from Friday's Unfolded Link Party. Sharing on my SM!

  8. Oh man, that sounds like heaven!

  9. Oh my, the glaze on this looks heavenly! No wonder it's your go to dessert. Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

  10. Ive never made a pumpkin cake, let alone mixing it with coffee. Looks great tho. It's now added to my 'to bake' list!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

  11. Anonymous6:08 AM

    I do love coffee cakes, this one looks super yummy with that glaze drizzled over the top. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

  12. I have hinge your recipe for my Thanksgiving brunch. Thank you.

  13. Be still my heart. This looks amazing. I love how the sauce soaks in to the coffee cake. Yum! Thanks for linking up at Foodie Fridays. I look forward to seeing you and your posts again this week.

  14. I'd try both the pumpkin and chocolate versions! Thanks for linking up to Show Me Saturday. Hope to see you there again tomorrow!

  15. This is an amazing recipe! thanks for sharing it at my last Fabulous Friday Party! Congrats plan on featuring them! Stop by this Friday for another party
    Thanks Maria


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