Sunday, September 29, 2013

Pumpkin Coffee Cake

It has been cold and rainy here all weekend.
I am wearing my wearing slippers and drinking a warm tea. I have a big pot of hearty chili on the stove for dinner.
You know what all of this means??

I can finally start baking with Pumpkin‼ Hooray!

This Pumpkin Coffee Cake seemed like the perfect place to start!

What you need,

For the cake,
2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. ground nutmeg
¼ tsp. ground cloves
1 cup canned pumpkin
½ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup buttermilk

For the topping
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup packed brown sugar
¼ tsp. salt
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ cup butter, cold and cut into small pieces

For the glaze,
1 cup icing sugar
1-2 tbsp. buttermilk

Start by heating your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x11 cake pan with non-stick spray and set aside.

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

In a separate bowl combine the pumpkin, brown sugar, vegetable oil, maple syrup and buttermilk. Stir until smooth.

Add the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until just combined, don’t over mix.
Spread the batter into the prepared pan.

In a small bowl make the topping. Whisk together the flour, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon. Add the cold butter pieces and using a fork cut the butter in until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Sprinkle the topping over the batter.
Bake the cake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown and a tooth pick comes out clean.

Make the glaze by whisking together the icing sugar and 1 tablespoon of the buttermilk. Add just enough of the second tablespoon of buttermilk to make the icing thin enough to drizzle.

Let the cake cool for 5 minutes then drizzle the glaze all over the top.

Store in an airtight container for 3 days, if it lasts that long!

This Pumpkin Coffee Cake is so full of pumpkin flavour. It is moist and the topping is crunchy and full of cinnamon. YUM!

Make yourself a nice hot latte and cut a big slice of this amazing cake, turn on Hart of Dixie or whatever TV show floats your boat and enjoy a perfect Fall afternoon!


1 comment:

  1. Looks amazing! Can't wait to try it. Yummmmm.