Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Coffee Cake is a delicious pumpkin coffee cake with a buttery cinnamon-sugar mixture swirled throughout the cake.
Have you ever made a mistake that ended up turning out much better than your original idea? That happened to me with this recipe, Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Coffee Cake.
I originally set out to make Pumpkin donut muffins. You know those little mini muffins that taste like donuts and are rolled in cinnamon sugar.
I made the pumpkin dough. No problem. Easy peasy! Then I melted the butter. Then I don’t know what I was thinking.
Instead of adding the cinnamon and sugar into a separate bowl. I added them in with the melted butter. After I did that I immediately realized my mistake.
My first thought was to throw out that batch of buttery cinnamon sugar, but I hate to waste ingredients. Instead I improvised. I poured the pumpkin batter into a cake pan. Then a dropped spoonfuls of the cinnamon sugar mixture on top of it.
Then I swirled the cinnamon sugar mixture throughout the pumpkin batter and baked it just like a cake. And Voila! You have Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Donut Coffee Cake! My new recipe!
Mr. Flavor Mosaic said this recipe was a winner!
Learn from my mistake and bake this delicious Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Donut Coffee Cake today!
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Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Coffee Cake
Pumpkin Coffee Cake
- 1 3/4 cups of all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 6 ounces pumpkin puree about 1/2 a can
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1/2 a stick of butter, melted
- 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Preheat the oven at 350 degrees F.
- With a whisk, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin spice.
- In a separate bowl mix the pumpkin, vegetable oil, sugar, egg, milk, and vanilla.
- Combine all ingredients and mix together until just combined.
- Pour batter into an 8x8 cake pan.
- Meanwhile in a small bowl, add melted butter, cinnamon, and sugar for the cinnamon swirl.
- Drop spoonfuls of the cinnamon sugar mixture on top of the batter. With a knife, swirl the cinnamon sugar mixture throughout the pumpkin batter.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for about 25 to 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Meanwhile, to make the glaze, mix together powdered sugar and a little milk. You may have to add a little more milk to get the right consistency.
- When the pumpkin cake has cooled some, drizzle the glaze over the top of the cake.
If you like this recipe, be sure to also check out my most popular recipe, Pumpkin Praline Bread Pudding.
For another amazing pumpkin recipe, try my Pumpkin Tres Leches Cake.
For another fall recipe, try my Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread Pudding.
If you are still looking for pumpkin muffins try these Pumpkin Streusel Muffins Drizzled with White Chocolate.
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Your pumpkin coffee cake looks fantastic Michele!
Mary Ellen says
It sure doesn’t look like a mistake, it looks really scrumptious to me….
Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads says
I agree with Mary Ellen! No mistake here! Lol! This looks wonderful. Wishing I had some right now!
Sounds like a delicious mistake!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
Oh does this look good! What a great fall treat!
Renee's Kitchen Adventures says
What a delicious mistake! haha
I love it when “mistakes” turn into something delicious and this looks DELICIOUS! I love cinnamon and brown sugar in every bite!
Erica (@Erica's Recipes) says
Holy crap Michele! You should make mistakes more often – this looks just so tasty! I love when kitchen fails turn into triumphs. Those are just the best 🙂
Sandra Shaffer says
Perfect delicious creation, Michele! This was meant to be 😉
Marion@Life Tastes Good says
Sounds like a delicious mistake to me! yummmm I have totally done that exact same thing before. I ended up just rolling the donuts in the butter/sugar mixture and going with it, but I like this option!
Sometimes mistakes do make the best dishes! I can’t wait to make this for my guy. He’ll flip with this and a cup of coffee! Wishing I had a piece right now!
Lori Peterson says
i made this for dessert tonight and it is an amazing mistake! Lol My family loves it!