Velvety Pumpkin Crumb Cake

Velvety Pumpkin Crumb Cake

The most amazing pumpkin crumb cake recipe, EVER!

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

Meet your new favorite crumb cake recipe!  This incredibly moist, velvety pumpkin crumb cake has all your favorite fall flavors topped with an amazing cinnamon crumble.  It’s the perfect pumpkin coffee cake 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 slice of cake along with a big cup of coffee to come with me on my trip back to D.C.  

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

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 Velvety Pumpkin Crumb Cake came to be.

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

How the pumpkin crumb cake comes together:

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.

If you love a good cinnamon sugar treat, go check out my Cinnamon Sugar Quick Bread over a Lilluna.com  It’s amazing and perfect with a cuppa coffee!

There are a few ingredients that make this crumb cake incredibly moist and velvety.  In addition to the pumpkin puree, I add buttermilk to the batter to make this cake 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 crumb cake recipe!  This incredibly moist, velvety pumpkin crumb cake has all your favorite fall flavors topped with an amazing cinnamon crumble.  It's the perfect pumpkin coffee cake to serve on Thanksgiving morning, or simply enjoy with your pumpkin spice latte!

Ingredient tips for this Pumpkin Crumb Cake recipe:

Make sure you are using pumpkin puree and NOT pumpkin pie filling. Be sure to look for 100% pumpkin on the label of the can. Pumpkin pie filling is not pumpkin puree.

In addition to the buttermilk, another ingredient that contributes to the amazing velvety texture is 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!

Looking to add a little something extra to this coffee cake? Here are some Topping & Mix-In Options:

  • Chopped pecans – these go beautifully with pumpkin. Feel free to mix a 1/2 cup chopped pecans into either the batter OR the topping mixture.
  • Chocolate Chips – chocolate and pumpkin go great together! Add in 1/2 cup of either semi-sweet or bitter sweet chocolate chips to the batter. I wouldn’t recommend adding the chocolate chips to the crumble.
  • Glaze – instead of dusting the top crumble with powdered sugar, a glaze or drizzle is a great option. Add 1-2 Tbsp of milk to 1 cup of powdered sugar. Start with the first tablespoon and stir. Add the second to achieve a moderately thick glaze-like consistency. Simply drizzle over the top of the crumble with a spoon.

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

Perfect for a Fall Breakfast, Brunch or even Thanksgiving Morning!

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. Try this awesome crumb cake with my White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Latte!

Tips for Transporting this Pumpkin Coffee Cake for a Pot-Luck:

  • Keep the cake in the original pan that it bakes in. This way, the crumble will stay in place and will make for easy and uniform cutting.
  • If you know approximately how many guests there will be, slice it before hand. This makes things easy, especially if you are attending a pot luck where everyone will be serving themselves.
  • Bring a serving spatula. Again, especially if you are attending a pot-luck, this will make getting squares of cake out of the pan much easier than a random plastic fork.

Here’s a quick-reference shopping list of the ingredients you’ll need to make this fantastic pumpkin crumb cake:

  • Cake Flour
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Light Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Pumpkin Puree (canned)
  • Buttermilk
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Powdered Sugar

(For recipe amounts and complete directions, please reference the recipe below.)

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

If you loved this delicious pumpkin coffee cake, be sure to check out some of my other fall breakfast treats:

Love pumpkin oatmeal? You need to try this Pumpkin Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats! This slow cooker oatmeal recipe is not only healthy, but made much easier using your crock pot.

Pumpkin Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats

 

You'll never believe how easy it is to make this Pumpkin Cream Cheese Breakfast Braid recipe! Made with refrigerated crescent roll dough, and a few other ingredients, this gorgeous pumpkin pastry will look like you bought it at a fancy bakery!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Breakfast Braid

 

If you're looking for an amazing pumpkin bread recipe, look no further! This Better Than Starbucks Pumpkin Loaf tastes amazing, is easy to make and the perfect treat to enjoy with your Pumpkin Spice Latte!

Better Than Starbucks Pumpkin Loaf

 

All of your fall favorites in one delicious breakfast treat! These Pumpkin Apple Struesel Muffins are wonderfully moist, with big chunks of apples baked inside with a delicious streusel and glaze on top. Bakery quality muffins right at home!

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

 

The perfect breakfast pastry for fall! Fresh apples, cinnamon, cream cheese and a refrigerated crescent sheet come together to make the most wonderful breakfast treat that your entire family will love. Super easy to make, and it will look and taste like it came from a specialty bakery!

Apple Cinnamon Cream Cheese Breakfast Braid

 

Pumpkin Coffee Cake Donuts by Delightful E Made

Pumpkin Coffee Cake Donuts

 

The ultimate fall breakfast! These Pumpkin Spice Waffles are great for a weekend brunch, and even better for freezing and toasting for an easy weekday breakfast. Made with simple ingredients, these delicious pumpkin waffles will be a new family favorite!

Pumpkin Spice Waffles

If you loved this pumpkin crumb cake recipe, be sure to check out some of my decadent pumpkin desserts:

Pumpkin Caramel Cream Cheese Poke Cake

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Layered Pumpkin Dessert

Caramel Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Here’s the recipe for this Velvety Pumpkin Coffee Cake recipe:

Nutrition

Calories

4126 cal

Fat

163 g

Carbs

618 g

Protein

54 g
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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.

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

 

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!
  7. This takes my breath away, because it looks so tasty good.
  8. THIS LOOKS SO YUMMY AND LOVE THAT IT IS PUMPKIN FLAVORED THANKS FOR SHARING COME SEE US AT HTTP://SHOPANNIES.BLOGSPOT.COM
  9. I love anything that has a crumb topping, this looks amazing and is getting me in the mood for some fall baking! Thank you for sharing on #omhgff be sure to share again. Best week to you!

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