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Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Brown Butter Glaze

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This pumpkin coffee cake with brown butter glaze is a great fall dessert. Moist pumpkin cake topped with a brown sugar topping and glazed with a nutty brown butter glaze.

pumpkin coffee cake with brown butter glaze sitting on a pie plate

Tired of the same old pumpkin cake recipe? 

Well, this one is going to knock your socks off! 

It’s not your everyday type of pumpkin coffee cake. 

Nope, this baby is LOADED with warm spices and then topped with a sugary walnut topping and then DRIZZLED with a brown butter glaze. 

It’s so good I want to cry. 

Plus, I’m always up for making brown butter. It’s so damn good. 

What is brown butter?

Only the greatest thing EVER! 

But really it’s butter that is slowly melted in a pan and then cooked until the butter solids are brown and toasted. 

It smells amazing and it tastes even more delicious! 

Now, of course, you could skip the glaze but I would highly recommend it. It’s so darn good. 

Tips for making this pumpkin coffee cake?

The biggest tip is to make sure you buy pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling. 

And if you don’t have all the spices mentioned in the recipe you can always use some pumpkin pie spice in place. It can get costly buying a bunch of different spices. 

a slice of pumpkin coffee cake with brown butter glaze

Love this pumpkin coffee cake with brown butter glaze?

Why not try a few of my other tasty pumpkin dessert recipes!

pumpkin coffee cake with brown butter glaze sitting on a pie plate

Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Brown Butter Glaze

Yield: 9x13 cake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

This pumpkin coffee cake with brown butter glaze is a great fall dessert. Moist pumpkin cake topped with a brown sugar topping and glazed with a nutty brown butter glaze.

Ingredients

For cake:

  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose 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

For topping:

  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For glaze:

  • 1-1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1-1/2 cups of powdered sugar
  • Whole milk

Instructions

For cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°degrees F.
  2. Spray the inside of a 9x13 dish with nonstick spray, set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until well blended.
  4. Add the pumpkin and eggs and mix thoroughly.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and salt.
  6. Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture.
  7. Mix on medium speed until combined.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  9. Sprinkle the streusel over the cake batter.
  10. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Cool on a wire rack.
  12. Once cool drizzle with glaze.

For topping:

  1. In a small bowl combine the walnuts, flour, sugars, cinnamon, and melted butter.

For glaze:

  1. In a small saucepan, heat the butter over medium-low heat until fragrant and the butter solids are golden brown.
  2. Pour the butter into the sugar and combine with a whisk.
  3. Continue to mix, adding one tablespoon of milk at a time until you have a pourable icing.
  4. Drizzle over the cooled cake.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 481Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 201mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 2gSugar: 61gProtein: 6g

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You are right it looks awesome, and I want a slice. Mimi

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