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a few stacked slices of pumpkin coffee cake with small pumpkin

Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Caramel and Chai

Valentina K. Wein
This is warmly spiced, soft, crumbly and full of the delicious flavor of pumpkin.
Please note that one of the ingredients in this recipe is Spiced Caramel Sauce, and it can be made at least 1 day ahead of time and takes about 25 minutes. The recipe is here.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Making the Caramel/Cooling 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 445 kcal



  • Make the caramel. Make the Salted-Spiced Caramel if you haven't already. The 25-minute recipe is here. Set aside.
  • Set the oven and prepare the pan. Preheat the oven to 350°F, and adjust a rack to the center. Line a 9 X 13 X 2-inch baking dish with parchment paper. (Use a large piece that will cover the sides and cut slits in each corner so that it will lay flat.)
  • Make the batter. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, the four spices, baking soda, and salt. In another large mixing bowl, mix the sugar with the butter. Once it's blended together, add the pumpkin and mix to combine. Then whisk in the eggs and vanilla, and beat just until everything is smooth. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Mix only long enough to blend everything together evenly.
  • Assemble. Pour half of the batter into the parchment-lined baking dish. Then drizzle half of the Spiced Caramel Sauce evenly over the entire surface. Add the remaining batter over this, and then drizzle with the remaining caramel on top. Now take a long wooden skewer (or long toothpick), and stick it about 1 to 2-inches into the the batter -- swirl it around, working your way over the entire contents in the dish.
  • Bake and cool. Bake in the preheated 350°F oven, just until it begins to turn golden and is set, about 45 minutes. (It should no longer jiggle when you move the dish around.) Let it cool in the dish for at least 45 minutes before serving.


Calorie count is only an estimate.
Keywords brunch cakes, pumpkin desserts
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