Today is THE PERFECT fall day. Loads of sun. Breezy cool air. Auburn leaves. Invigorating and refreshing, all the day needs now is a little cinnamon and spice.
Enter this pumpkin cake. I mixed it up in about 20 minutes, and it baked for about 40, just enough time for me to de-clutter the kitchen and get the bathroom cleaned. All in time for my music meeting.
The Committee Members enjoyed it, with two of them saying that they're not huge pumpkin fans and that this was the perfect amount of pumpkin. (They don't like pumpkin pie, so if you do, you might want a recipe with more pumpkin in it.) I personally like pumpkin any which way, a little more, a little less, it's all good.
Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake
by Rebecca @ Beurrista
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger
¼ teaspoon cloves
¼ teaspoon cardamom
½ cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup pumpkin puree
½ cup sour cream
n.b. This is a lightly spiced cake. If you like fuller, spicy flavor, I recommend doubling the spice amounts.
½ cup flour
½ cup dark brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
6 tablespoons butter, slightly softened, cut into ½-inch pieces
½ cup chopped pecans, optional
For the cake batter:
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease an 9x9 square baking pan.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices. Set aside.
Using an electric mixer with a paddle attachment, mix together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla, mix thoroughly. Add the pumpkin and sour cream and mix. Add the flour mixture and slowly combine until no traces of flour are left.
Pour in to the prepared baking pan.
For the topping:
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Add the butter pieces and combine with fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Add the topping to the cake and bake for 40-45 minutes.
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