Pumpkin Velvet Crumb Cake

Pumpkin Velvet Crumb Cake
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Meet your new favorite coffee cake!  This incredibly moist, velvety pumpkin crumb cake has all your favorite fall flavors topped with an amazing cinnamon crumble.  It’s the perfect breakfast treat to serve on Thanksgiving morning, or simply enjoy with your pumpkin spice latte!

Meet your new favorite coffee cake! This incredibly moist, velvety pumpkin crumb cake has all your favorite fall flavors topped with an amazing cinnamon crumble. It's the breakfast treat to serve on Thanksgiving morning, or simply enjoy with your pumpkin spice latte!

The last time I was in NYC I stopped by a local coffee shop on my way home.  They had these gorgeous, HUGE (like the size of a salad plate!) slices of New York Style Crumb Cake.  Like many, I eat with my eyes, so I immediately chose the gigantic crumb cake along with a big cup of coffee to come with me on my trip back to D.C.  The cake and coffee were an absolutely wonderful treat for my journey back home, although I ended up with powdered sugar everywhere.  I decided that I quickly had to make a fall version of this incredible cake – and that’s how my Pumpkin Velvet Crumb Cake came to be.

Meet your new favorite coffee cake! This incredibly moist, velvety pumpkin crumb cake has all your favorite fall flavors topped with an amazing cinnamon crumble. It's the breakfast treat to serve on Thanksgiving morning, or simply enjoy with your pumpkin spice latte!

Much like the slice I got in New York, this crumb cake is definitely not short on the crumb topping – in fact, that might be my favorite part of this delicious breakfast treat.  The cinnamon crumble is a perfect match for the amazingly moist, velvety pumpkin cake that is underneath.  Along with the pumpkin, I added buttermilk to the batter to make this cake incredibly moist and tender.  My Grandma’s Best Chocolate Cake also calls for buttermilk – it’s a fantastic addition to keeping cake from being dry.

Meet your new favorite coffee cake! This incredibly moist, velvety pumpkin crumb cake has all your favorite fall flavors topped with an amazing cinnamon crumble. It's the breakfast treat to serve on Thanksgiving morning, or simply enjoy with your pumpkin spice latte!

In addition to the buttermilk, another ingredient to getting the amazing velvety texture is to use cake flour instead of all purpose flour.  Cake flour is silky and when sifted together with the spices, you get this wonderfully tender, moist cake!

Meet your new favorite coffee cake! This incredibly moist, velvety pumpkin crumb cake has all your favorite fall flavors topped with an amazing cinnamon crumble. It's the breakfast treat to serve on Thanksgiving morning, or simply enjoy with your pumpkin spice latte!

This crumb cake is the perfect breakfast to serve anytime you’re in the mood for a great coffee cake.  It would also be fantastic served for breakfast on Thanksgiving morning, or a nice treat to bring in to your co-workers or the teachers lounge at your kids school.

Here’s how this incredible Pumpkin Velvet Crumb Cake comes together:

Yields 9 slices

Pumpkin Velvet Crumb Cake

Meet your new favorite coffee cake! This incredibly moist, velvety pumpkin crumb cake has all your favorite fall flavors topped with an amazing cinnamon crumble. It's the breakfast treat to serve on Thanksgiving morning, or simply enjoy with your pumpkin spice latte!

20 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

    Crumb Topping:
  • 1 3/4 c. cake flour
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c. light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, melted
  • Cake:
  • 2 c. cake flour
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 c. pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 c. buttermilk
  • 1/4 c. vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs + 1 yolk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Powdered Sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare an 8 x 8 square pan, and line with parchment paper, leaving enough to fold the paper over the edges on each side. Set pan aside.
  2. First prepare the crumb topping by stirring together the flour, sugars, baking soda and salt. Pour the melted butter over the mixture and mix thoroughly. Mixture will resemble pebbles. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Using a hand or stand mixer, mix in the pumpkin, eggs, buttermilk, oil and vanilla. Stop to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Batter should be smooth.
  4. Pour batter evenly into the prepared pan. Top the batter with the crumb mixture breaking apart any big chunks. Start at the edges and work toward the center.
  5. Bake the cake at 325 for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean and crumb free. Remove from oven and let the cake cool for 30 minutes before removing from the pan. To remove the cake from the pan, gently pull up on the sides of the parchment paper and lift out of the pan. Dust with powdered sugar.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Breakfast

Notes

Using cake flour for this crumb cake is ideal. It will render a tender, velvety cake. All purpose flour will likely lead to a dry, tough cake.

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Enjoy this fantastic fall treat! ~Erin

Meet your new favorite coffee cake! This incredibly moist, velvety pumpkin crumb cake has all your favorite fall flavors topped with an amazing cinnamon crumble. It's the breakfast treat to serve on Thanksgiving morning, or simply enjoy with your pumpkin spice latte!

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Comments

  1. This cake looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it. Thank you for sharing and the pictures are amazing!

  2. A perfect afternoon treat cake!! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned, yummed and tweeted!

  3. Coffee cake sounds delightful right now, especially with that beautiful crumb topping! Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids #TastyTuesdays

  4. Hi Erin, Wow, this coffee cake looks amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Blessings, Janet

  5. Yum – that looks amazing! Pinning to try. 🙂 Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

  6. The crumb on this cake is just to die for! Thanks for linkin’ up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

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