Monday, November 18, 2013

Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

Tea today is pumpkin chai with some delicious pumpkin coffee cake.  I'll split this for us and we can each have some.   Care to join me?

I made this wonderful coffee cake last year,  and felt like it should be shared again.  This would be the perfect coffee cake to have on hand for Thanksgiving morning.  Your guests will rave about it!  I hope you give this recipe a try.  I know you won't be disappointed.

1/3 cup water
1 (15-oz) can pure pumpkin
2 eggs
1 T. vanilla
2 t. pumpkin pie spice
1 (18-oz.) box yellow cake mix
1 t. baking soda

Topping (get this ready first and set aside)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
4 T. butter, melted
1/3 cup chopped  walnuts (I used pecans and more like 1/2 cup)

Brown Sugar Glaze (recipe follows)

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.  Grease a 9 x 13-inch pan with butter.  I actually used an 8" square pan and three mini loaf pans today and checked them after 25 minutes. 

3.  In a large bowl mix together the water pumpkin, eggs, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice until well combined.  Add the cake mix and baking soda and mix until just combined.  Pour batter into prepared pan.

  In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, flour, melted butter and nuts.  Use your fingers to sprinkle mixture over the top of the cake.  Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

5.  Poke holes in the top of the cake with a toothpick.  Pour warm glaze over the cake, making sure to cover all surfaces.  Serve cake warm or at room temperature.

Brown Sugar Glaze:  (make while cake is baking)

In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 t. vanilla and 1/4 cup heavy cream.  Bring to a simmer.  Remove from heat and stir until all sugar is dissolved. 

I am sharing this with:

Make It Pretty Monday
Tea Time Tuesday
Friends Sharing Tea
Full Plate
Foodie Friday
Seasonal Sundays

           Thank you for your visit!  xo


  1. I noticed your pretty cross stitch pillow right away Kitty-love it! The cake sounds great and I agree, the more nuts the better:@)

  2. Kitty, this sounds wonderful! You have an eye for winning recipes. Do you still cross stitch? It's nice that you put a date on the pumpkin pillow. I used to stitch like crazy, but not so much any more. Have a wonderful week dear friend. xo

  3. Lovely vignette to go along with such a yummy looking cake sweet Kitty! I love all your recipes and this one is wanting me to have a piece with some coffee right now! Thanks for the recipe. Have a 'sweet' week.

  4. Kitty you're at it again, derailing me from my diet, LOL! I seriously want to make that for Thanksgiving morning! Love your sweet pillow too. :)

  5. This sounds wonderful! I will definitely be making some of this to take to Thanksgiving Dinner.. Thank you so much for sharing!!

  6. Kitty:
    I can't wait to go print this out! It looks fabulous and a definite winner! Love your little vignette setting with all the pretty homey things! Darling........

  7. Yup. I'm snagging it and pinning it. That looks fantastic! Thanks so much for also including the ounces in your recipe. Those package sizes are changing all the time.

  8. Oh yumm, this sounds delicious! I am pinning it :)

  9. Hello Kitty,
    Your pumpkin coffee cake looks delicious and the topping would be a treat too. I like your pretty autumnal setting; so cozy. Thank you for sharing at Tea Time. It's always a pleasure to have you link up with me. Hope your day is beautiful!

    Blessings & hugs,

  10. The pumpkin chai sounds so wonderful, but the cake looks outstanding. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us.

  11. A pretty thanksgiving table, complimented by your yummy looking cake.

  12. I am copying this over to try- It sounds absolutely delicious!!!! xo Diana

  13. Sounds wonderful!
    Your table is beautiful!
    Love those fall colors...gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  14. You have some of the most wonderfully enticing recipes, Kitty! I promise to make this one...very soon. It looks luscious with that crumbly, nutty topping.
    Such a darling cross stitch pumpkin pillow...I bet you made it, too, way back in 1993.

    Thank you for sharing all your delicious family recipes. My family thanks you, too!
    Warm Hugs,

  15. Looks so good. Love the plates. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

  16. This looks so delicious and easy to make. Love the setting too!!!


  17. Wonderful! I just copied the recipe! And your photos are wonderful! Thanks so much!

  18. Kitty, Your coffee cake looks wonderful and pumpkin chai sounds like the perfect pairing! Adorable cross stitch pillow :)

  19. Anytime I read brown sugar glaze I'm in! lol! Sounds delicious Kitty. Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.

  20. Dear Kitty, This bread looks moist and delicious and sounds perfect with tea. I love the setting too. Blessings, Catherine

  21. Hi Kitty the coffee cake sounds delish. I'll be right over so you better get in the kitchen and make another! I posted today a recipe for Pumpkin Pie Cake! never heard of it but its so easy just like a pumpkin pie.....Lets get together and bake I think we would do well........Have a great Thanksgiving and thanks for the new recipe. Pinning Andi

  22. Hi Kitty,
    You are so right, this is a keeper and one that can be enjoyed over and over. We really have some bad weather coming our way so hope you stay warm and cozy by the fire. Thanks so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your Thanksgiving week!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

  23. Girl, I've been looking through your blog. Your goodies make me want to be naughty and eat not one but two desserts!

    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage


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