Pumpkin Coffee Cake is made with a box pound cake mix and vanilla creamer then topped with spicy butter crumble! Only 15 minutes of prep time is needed to make this light and fluffy cake!
Start more of your fall mornings off with another pumpkin-flavored breakfast treat like these 30-minute Easy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins or a slice of this Best Spiced Pumpkin Bread that’s loaded with chopped walnuts!
This Pumpkin Coffee Cake is thick yet wonderfully fluffy in texture! Its delicious buttery brown sugar crumble adds a spiced richness to the cake that will surely impress anyone that’s lucky enough to snag a slice!
Fill up your mug with your favorite coffee or tea and grab a warm since of Pumpkin Coffee Cake to jumpstart your brisk fall morning with! But don’t be afraid when you also find yourself eating a piece for an afternoon pick-me-up or late-night bedtime snack since this easy-to-make cake is THAT good!
The soft taste of vanilla swirls from the coffee creamer mix with the bold flavors of pumpkin and spices for the perfect autumn flavors that you’ll want to enjoy all season long!
What I Love About This Recipe!
- Easy Ingredients! A box pound cake mix combines with coffee creamer and easy pantry staple ingredients! The end result is a gret dessert, snack, or breakfast option!
- Quick Prep! It takes just 15 minutes to mix up the cake batter and layer it with the crumb topping before baking it!
- Spiced Crumble Topping! I love taking cakes like this over the top with an easy streusel topping! This one does not disappoint since it really enhances the overall texture and taste of the entire coffee cake!
- Great Treat For Entertaining! Enjoy a seasonal slice over coffee or tea with friends and family while you catch up from the busy summer!
To make this Pumpkin Coffee Cake Recipe you’ll need a box pound cake mix, canned pumpkin puree, vanilla coffee creamer, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, and baking soda. I used a 16 oz Betty Crocker Pound Cake Mix but any brand should work just fine!
Once the cake batter is in the pan you’ll sprinkle on the crumble topping! This is made of light brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt, ground cinnamon, salted melted butter, and all-purpose flour.
Decide what cup of caffeine you want to enjoy with your warm slice of Pumpkin Coffee Cake while it’s baking! Will it be a Breve Latte (Breve Coffee)? Maybe a Cafe con Miel (Spanish Coffee With Honey)? Or if you REALLY love that pumpkin flavor maybe you’ll pair it with a Pumpkin Spice Latte!
How To Make Pumpkin Coffee Cake
- Line a baking pan with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine all of the cake ingredients into a large bowl and beat together until combined.
- Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
- Mix the crumble topping ingredients together in a small bowl until the mixture becomes thick. Then spread it out evenly over the top of the cake batter.
- Bake the cake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Frequently Asked Questions
How To Store
This Pumpkin Coffee Cake is best enjoyed when it’s made the same day! But you can place any leftovers into an airtight container and store them at room temperature for 3-4 days.
What Can I Substitute For The Coffee Creamer?
Instead of using coffee creamer, you could also use milk or half & half. I don’t suggest using heavy cream since it’s a bit too heavy for this recipe.
Can I Just Grease The Pan Instead Of Lining It With Parchment Paper?
Yes, greasing the pan instead of lining it would work just fine. However, I do find that the cake lifts out of the pan easier for serving when it’s lined with parchment paper.
Is Pumpkin Purée The Same As Pumpkin Pie Filling?
It actually isn’t! Pumpkin purée is 100% pumpkin whereas pumpkin pie filling has added spices in it.
Can The Crumble Topping Be Made With Gluten Free Flour?
You can but the crumble may not turn out to be as thick.
If your family loved this Pumpkin Coffee Cake as much as mine does you’ll want to grab more great coffee cake recipes to try as well! Here are some of my favorites that are worth taking a bite of!
- Easy Fresh Strawberry Coffee Cake – Homemade breakfast cake loaded with fresh berries that takes only 15 minutes to prep!
- Blackberry Brown Sugar Coffee Cake – Loaded with warm brown sugar flavor and a layer of fresh blackberries!
- Strawberry & Peach Coffee Cake – Wake up to this fruity sweet cake that’s made with juicy peaches and fresh strawberries!
- Triple Berry Coffee Cake – Strawberries, blueberries, and black berries combine for a delicious coffee cake that’s finished off with chopped pecans and icing!
- Strawberry Coffee Cake Muffins – Made with fresh sweet strawberries and topped with the best sugar and butter crumble!
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This post was originally published in September 2016 and was updated in November 2021 with fresh photos.
Pumpkin Coffee Cake
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease or line an 8×8 or 9×9-inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl or a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, combine all of the cake ingredients and beat until combined. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.
- Mix crumble ingredient together in a medium bowl until a thick crumble forms. Use fingers to evenly spread the crumble over the top of the cake batter.
- Bake 45 to 55 minutes until toothpick comes clean from center. Allow the cake to cool before slicing and serving.
- This is the cake mix I use and it can be found at most grocery stores.
- I have made this many times with different coffee creamers and while they all work, I prefer the ones that don’t have a lot of additives, like this one.
- Milk and half & half can also be used in this recipe in place of the coffee creamer. Heavy cream is a bit too heavy.
- You can either grease the pan or line it with parchment paper which makes it easier to lift out, cut, and serve after baking.