Pumpkin Coffee Cake
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When it comes to eating sweets, I have a problem with moderation. Alcohol? No problem, I can stop at one drink. Broccoli? A handful and I’m totally satisfied. But desserts? Oh man, I have serious issues.
I made this coffee cake as a gift. I’d been thinking about tweaking my moms crumb coffee cake into a pumpkin coffee cake for awhile and then a few blogs I read posted their own versions, so cravings won out and I headed to the kitchen.
I had to taste a piece, right? Since it was a gift. So I ate a large slice for dessert.
It was too dark to photograph it the evening I made it, so the next day I cut a slice for pictures. Even poured some coffee as a prop. Well, what am I supposed to do now that it’s got all my photo germs on it?
That’s right, I ate another slice.
Then I packaged it up on a plate to give away. And I kept a slice for my daughter. And a few other slices wouldn’t fit on the plate. So I tucked them away in a Tupperware.
Guess what I had for lunch?
Um, it wasn’t broccoli.
Someone, please stop me. I really do need a 12-step program. If you know of one, let me know.
I’ll bring the coffee cake.
Pumpkin Coffee Cake
- 2 ¼ cups flour, divided
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup pure pumpkin puree
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup milk
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- Pinch salt
- Preheat oven to 375°. Line a 9x9” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
- Mix 2 cups flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl. Whisk to combine. Stir in pumpkin, vegetable oil, vanilla and milk until mixed. Pour into prepared pan. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, mix remaining ¼ cup flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Melt the butter over low heat in a small pan. Stir continually about 2 minutes until butter browns. Pour over brown sugar mixture and stir with a fork to combine. Spread on top of pumpkin cake layer.
- Bake 25-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted 2” from the side of the pan comes out clean. Cool until you can’t stand it anymore, then cut into squares and serve.