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Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe

Nothing beats a tasty pumpkin treat in the Fall!   We liked this cake so much, we ended up eating it straight from the pan!  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake mix recipe, Glazed pumpkin cake, Pumpkin cake recipe, Pumpkin coffee cake with streusel
Servings: 15 people
Calories: 297kcal


  • 9x13-inch Baking Pan
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • spatula
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Hand or Stand Mixer
  • Small Mixing Bowl
  • Small Saucepan
  • Whisk


  • cup water
  • 15 ounce pureed pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 (18 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Brown Sugar Crumb Topping

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 4 Tablespoons butter melted

Brown Sugar Glaze

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy whipped cream
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, mix water, pumpkin, eggs, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice. Mix in cake mix (just the dry mix, not the ingredients listed on the box) and baking soda and mix until combined.
  • Pour batter into a greased 9x13 baking pan.
  • In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, flour and melted butter. Sprinkle over the top of the cake (I found it was easiest to use my fingers to sprinkle this on top).
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, add glaze ingredients (1/2 cup brown sugar, heavy cream, white sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract). Bring to a simmer. Remove saucepan from heat and whisk until brown sugar and white sugar are dissolved and glaze is smooth.
  • Pour glaze over cake. Serve cake warm or it's delicious at room temperature as well.


  • If you aren’t a huge fan of a glaze for your coffee cake you are welcome to either leave it off or try something else!


Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 4596IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg