One Pot Stove-Top Pumpkin Mac and Cheese.
Bakery style (but so much better), Cream Cheese Swirled Cinnamon Pumpkin Coffee Cake. Tender pumpkin cake make with double the amount of pumpkin and swirled with cream cheese and a sweet buttery cinnamon sugar swirl. Serve this for brunch or dessert from now through Thanksgiving. A wonderful cake for autumn days.
Crazy that this is the last week of October. Just a week from today everyone will have forgotten all about Halloween and moved into serious holiday mode. The Thanksgiving craze will begin, and let’s be honest, the Christmas craze has already started.
I’m excited, but feeling like it’s going to once again go so fast. Just like it does every single year. I know so many of you are looking forward to celebrating this season, so my biggest goal is to share recipes that are first – delicious, yet simple to prepare. And of course, recipes that are very, very fitting of the season.
This means easy dinners for nights full of crazy holiday prep, end-of-year school work, and life in general. Holiday recipes that are delicious and simple to prepare. Along with cozy cocktails, and, of course, lots of sweet treats to celebrate!
I wanted this pumpkin cake to be a little more special than all of the others out there. So I used my spiced pumpkin butter, not just pumpkin purèe. You’ve heard me repeat this over and over, but I think using pumpkin butter is key when baking with pumpkin. Pumpkin butter is more reduced down than pumpkin purèe and contains less moisture.
You can use my homemade pumpkin butter. Or pick some up at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Amazon, or your local grocery store. Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods usually have the best options.
Next, make the cinnamon swirl.
It’s kind of the same mix that I use when I make “cinnamon crunch”. Brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and melted butter. Mix together and that’s it.
For the batter, it too is quick. Just mix the wet ingredients: pumpkin butter, pumpkin, coconut oil, maple, eggs, and vanilla with the dry: flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin spice, and salt.
I used maple syrup as the sweetener. I love the warming flavor it adds to baked goods this time of year. The coconut oil keeps the bread doughy, and a touch of pumpkin pie spice adds in all the cozy flavors.
Layer the batter with cream cheese, then finish each layer with the cinnamon swirl mix and a dusting of cinnamon sugar. If you don’t love cream cheese, you can omit it, but I think it works well with the fall flavors.
I let this cool a little then either serve or wrap it up to serve whenever we need a slice! It’s really so perfect for baking over the next few weeks ahead. It would be a lovely hostess gift or care package for friends or family!
Plus, your kitchen will smell incredible as this is baking. Reason enough to make it.
Looking for other pumpkin recipes? Here are a few ideas:
6 Ingredient Spiced Pumpkin Butter
Cream Cheese Swirled Brown Sugar Pumpkin Coffee Cake
Chai Pumpkin Cake with Maple Browned Butter Frosting
Pumpkin Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Butter Bread
Lastly, if you make this Cream Cheese Swirled Cinnamon Pumpkin Coffee Cake, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
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Hi, I love coffee cake and would love to try this recipe. Unfortunately, I can’t find the pumpkin butter. Can I just leave it out?
So sorry, for this recipe you’re going to need the pumpkin butter. Here is my homemade recipe:
Please let me know if you have any other questions! xT
SO yummy! This was the first coffee cake I’ve ever made and it hit the spot! And the homemade pumpkin butter was so incredibly easy and worth it. Will definitely be making this again! Like a few others have mentioned, there was some extra batter. So knowing this ahead of time, I made sure to save some cream cheese and cinnamon topping and made a few extra muffins!
Happy Monday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xT