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Moist and tender pumpkin cake loaded with warm pumpkin spices and topped with a sweet cinnamon & brown sugar streusel. Mix up a simple vanilla glaze to drizzle over the top. This streusel pumpkin cake is the best Fall pumpkin dessert recipe!

Moist and tender pumpkin cake loaded with warm pumpkin spices and topped with a sweet cinnamon & brown sugar streusel. Mix up a simple vanilla glaze to drizzle over the top. This streusel pumpkin cake is the best Fall pumpkin dessert recipe | www.togetherasfamily.com #pumpkinrecipes #pumpkin_recipes #pumpkincake

PUMPKIN CAKE RECIPE

I am pretty sure everyone NEEDS this cinnamon streusel pumpkin cake. Like really, really needs it. Whenever I post lots of pictures you always know I am slightly obsessed with it. Fair warning: there are more pictures than normal πŸ™‚ Enjoy the deliciousness or scroll to the bottom for the recipe.

I am pretty sure it’s no secret by now that I love me some pumpkin recipes. The warm spices, the moistness (I hate that word, haha!), and the distinct flavor it brings to baked goods. Like this banana pumpkin chocolate chip bread, or pumpkin chocolate chip bars and glazed pumpkin donut muffins. They’re all just amazing and would be a wonderful treat for Fall.Β 

Moist and tender pumpkin cake loaded with warm pumpkin spices and topped with a sweet cinnamon & brown sugar streusel. Mix up a simple vanilla glaze to drizzle over the top. This streusel pumpkin cake is the best Fall pumpkin dessert recipe | www.togetherasfamily.com #pumpkinrecipes #pumpkin_recipes #pumpkincake

The pumpkin cake is adapted from a Paula Deen recipe. Can I just say how much I love her?! I know I talk about this all the time here on the blog, but we went to one of her restaurants in South Carolina and I still dream about that food. Oh my! It was so stinkin’ good. I knew when I found her pumpkin cake recipe that I just had to make it.

I’ve always been a sucker for coffee cake. You know the kind I’m talking about with the mile high streusel on top? I knew I wanted to combine the pumpkin cake with that streusel topping and of course a glaze too.

Moist and tender pumpkin cake loaded with warm pumpkin spices and topped with a sweet cinnamon & brown sugar streusel. Mix up a simple vanilla glaze to drizzle over the top. This streusel pumpkin cake is the best Fall pumpkin dessert recipe | www.togetherasfamily.com #pumpkinrecipes #pumpkin_recipes #pumpkincake

I was not quite sure what to call this. Is it pumpkin bars? Pumpkin cake? Coffee cake? I decided to go with a pumpkin cake because it’s cake and everyone loves cake πŸ™‚

If you drizzle the glaze while it’s semi-warm it will sort of melt into the cake. Or, wait a bit longer until it’s cooler and then it will stay on there like the pictures above. Either way is yummy!

Moist and tender pumpkin cake loaded with warm pumpkin spices and topped with a sweet cinnamon & brown sugar streusel. Mix up a simple vanilla glaze to drizzle over the top. This streusel pumpkin cake is the best Fall pumpkin dessert recipe | www.togetherasfamily.com #pumpkinrecipes #pumpkin_recipes #pumpkincake

I normally send all the blog desserts with my husband to work, but I am seriously trying to find any reason possible to keep this one at home. But if I keep it, it will literally be screaming at me all day to eat a piece, haha! And we all know I have zero self control around pumpkin goodies.Β 

With Thanksgiving coming up this would make for a great non-pumpkin dessert. Or make it just because it’s Fall and the weather is finally cooling down. That deserves a celebration in my world.Β 

Moist and tender pumpkin cake loaded with warm pumpkin spices and topped with a sweet cinnamon & brown sugar streusel. Mix up a simple vanilla glaze to drizzle over the top. This streusel pumpkin cake is the best Fall pumpkin dessert recipe | www.togetherasfamily.com #pumpkinrecipes #pumpkin_recipes #pumpkincake

I really hope you’ll make this one. It uses an entire can of pumpkin so there will be no wondering what to make with the extras. I know a lot of people that won’t even make a pumpkin recipe if it does not use the entire can of pumpkin. So here you go!

Moist and tender pumpkin cake loaded with warm pumpkin spices and topped with a sweet cinnamon & brown sugar streusel. Mix up a simple vanilla glaze to drizzle over the top. This streusel pumpkin cake is the best Fall pumpkin dessert recipe | www.togetherasfamily.com #pumpkinrecipes #pumpkin_recipes #pumpkincake

Cinnamon Streusel Pumpkin Cake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
32 mins
Total Time
52 mins
 
Moist and tender pumpkin cake loaded with warm pumpkin spices and topped with a sweet cinnamon & brown sugar streusel. Mix up a simple vanilla glaze to drizzle over the top. This streusel pumpkin cake is the best Fall pumpkin dessert recipe!
Course: Dessert
Keyword: cake, pumpkin, pumpkin cake
Servings: 16
Author: Jessica - Together as Family
Ingredients
Cinnamon Streusel
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
Pumpkin Cake
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 can (15 oz) pure pumpkin
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Glaze
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2-4 tablespoons heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray.
Cinnamon Streusel
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and using your fingers, or a pastry cutter, mix together until it resembles coarse wet sand. Set aside.

Pumpkin Cake
  1. In a large bowl add eggs, sugar, canola oil, and pumpkin. Use a handheld blender, or a stand mixer, to beat until combined.

  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Stir with a wire whisk to break up clumps. 

  3. Add half of the dry ingredients into the wet and beat together. Add the other half and mix until combined. 

  4. Pour into the prepared baking dish and sprinkled the cinnamon streusel over top.
  5. Cook for 30-38 minutes or until center is no longer "jiggly" and looks set. The edges will be golden brown. Let cool on a cooling rack.

  6. Once cooled make the glaze: beat the butter and vanilla extract until soft and creamy. Add the powdered sugar, cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon heavy cream. Keep adding heavy cream, in 1 tablespoon increments, until desired consistency is reached.

  7. Drizzle over the cake and serve.
Recipe Notes

If you use 1% or 2% milk you will need less milk as it's thinner than heavy cream. Just start with 1 tablespoon of milk at a time and then add from there until it's the desired consistency. The glaze is much better with heavy cream!

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Mine was perfect at 35 minutes. You want to make sure the center looks cooked and not jiggly. You could also use a toothpick and make sure it comes out with no wet batter on it.

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If wanted, sprinkle some pecans over the glaze for a salty bite.

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Moist and tender pumpkin cake loaded with warm pumpkin spices and topped with a sweet cinnamon & brown sugar streusel. Mix up a simple vanilla glaze to drizzle over the top. This streusel pumpkin cake is the best Fall pumpkin dessert recipe | www.togetherasfamily.com #pumpkinrecipes #pumpkin_recipes #pumpkincake

Recipe originally published October 2017.

Republished and updated September 2018.

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Mandy
    November 8, 2017 at 9:17 pm Do you think I could substitute fresh pumpkin?
    • Reply
      Together As Family
      November 11, 2017 at 1:47 am Yes, you sure can ☺️
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    Kathi huff
    November 10, 2017 at 7:30 am The flavor of the pumpkin and cinnamon was perfect! I made 2 8inch rounds they were beautiful. I put the glaze in a squeeze bottle and went around in a spiral then did another spiral. It was soooo pretty to go along with the yum!The cake was a big hit with my family!
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      Together As Family
      November 11, 2017 at 1:43 am That makes me so happy to hear! I love the idea of using two round cake pans. This is easily one of my favorite pumpkin desserts so it makes me happy to know others enjoy it too.
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    Connie
    November 21, 2017 at 11:32 am This cake was absolutely delicious & was a huge hit. Followed recipe exactly.
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      Together As Family
      November 21, 2017 at 1:05 pm I loved reading this! I love this cake SO MUCH! So happy you loved it :)
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    Ashley
    November 23, 2017 at 8:16 am Just made this! Absolutely amazing!!!!!
    • Reply
      Together As Family
      November 23, 2017 at 12:03 pm Awesome! Thanks for letting me know 😊
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    Ebony Breaux
    December 3, 2017 at 1:04 pm This recipe is amazing! i made it for a potluck last night and it was a hit! Followed the instructions exactly
    • Reply
      Together As Family
      December 3, 2017 at 9:33 pm Great to hear! Thanks for letting me know.
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    Becki Smythe
    September 21, 2018 at 8:52 am In the oven as I type! Law have mercy! Pretty sure kiddos are going to flip out when they taste after school snack of pumpkin cake! Thank you!
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