Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pumpkin Coffee Cake

I've been so excited for the cooler temperatures so that I can pull out all the pumpkin recipes I've been dying to try. This is one I've seen all over Pinterest. The original recipe comes from a cookbook called, Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms. It is fantastic!

Serves 12ish

For the cake:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
15 oz can pure pumpkin
3 large eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt

Streusel topping:
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, melted
2/3 cup walnuts, chopped (I used pecans)

Preheat oven to 350. Spray two 8-inch round cake pans with cooking spray, set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until well blended. Add the pumpkin and eggs, mix thoroughly. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and salt. Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture. Mix until combined. Divide the batter between the two prepared pans.
Prepare the topping: In a small bowl combine the flour, sugars, cinnamon, melted butter and your nut of choice. Sprinkle over your batter in both pans. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool for 15 minutes or so before serving. Feel free to make a glaze for the top. It's not really necessary, but it sure does look prettier that way.

So good!

1 comment:

  1. Yummy! I know what I'm making this weekend ;) Thanks for the great recipe.