Our Mini Family: Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Sugar

Sep 14, 2015

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Sugar

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Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend--we definitely had a nice, relaxing weekend filled with watching football and doing some fall baking! This past weekend, I made my Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Sugar for Adam and our friends before we watched some football. Everyone loved this coffee cake! Today, I'm sharing my recipe for our fall-inspired coffee cake.

Pumpkin is one of my favorite fall flavors! Anytime I eat something with pumpkin in it, it brings me so much nostalgia; when I was little, our family would always go out to fall festivals and then we'd bring the ingredients home to bake together as a whole family. My grammy always made us pumpkin pie, which I still have yet to figure out how to make on my own! This Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Sugar is one of my new, favorite fall recipes to make--and I hope you enjoy it, too!

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Sugar

Coffee Cake Ingredients:
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (omit if you're baking with a pre-made pumpkin cake mix)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar (omit if you're baking with a pre-made pumpkin cake mix)
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder (omit if you're baking with a pre-made pumpkin cake mix)
  • 1 tsp salt (omit if you're baking with a pre-made pumpkin cake mix)
  • 1 package of single vanilla pudding (3.25 oz)
  • 3/4 cup of low fat milk
  • 3/4 cup of apple juice
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of butter extract
  • 1/2 cup of brewed, Dunkin' Donuts® Pumpkin Spice Coffee (room temperature)
  • 1 cup of canned pumpkin puree  (omit if you're baking with a pre-made pumpkin cake mix)
Cinnamon Sugar Filling Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup of granulated baker's sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup of graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup of DOVE® Dark Chocolate Pumpkins (crushed)
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (F). Grease and prepare a standard sized bundt pan and set aside.
  2. Mix your cinnamon sugar filling ingredients first, and prepare them in a separate mixing bowl from your coffee cake ingredients. Crush your DOVE® Dark Chocolate Pumpkins and add them to your cinnamon sugar filling mixture. Set aside for later.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large mixing bowl (not sugar filling bowl, but a different bowl). 
  4. Add the milk and apple juice. Mix for another 1-2 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  5. Mix in the vanilla pudding for another 2-3 minutes. Add in vanilla and butter extracts. Mix for 2 minutes on medium speed.
  6. Mix in coffee and pumpkin puree together and mix for an additional 2-3 minutes on medium speed.
  7. Once the coffee cake batter ingredients are well-blended, pour 1/2 of the batter into the bundt cake pan and then stop!
  8. Top your batter in the bundt pan with your cinnamon sugar filling. Make a layer of filling about 1/2 inch thick.
  9. Once you've topped half of your cake mix with your cinnamon sugar filling, pour the remaining 1/2 of the rest of your cake batter on top of the topping. 
  10. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes. Check often after 25 minutes, and use a toothpick to check if it is done; insert toothpick halfway into bundt cake, and if toothpick comes out clean then it's ready.
  11. Remove from oven when it's baked, and set aside to cool.
  12. Sprinkle with powdered sugar (optional) and serve!

Hesitant to bake a cake from scratch? Try baking our recipe with Pillsbury® Perfectly Pumpkin Cake Mix instead (minus the ingredients I noted)! Be sure to pick up some Pillsbury® Cream Cheese Frosting if you prefer your coffee cake with icing over powdered sugar, too!

Our Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake was such a hit on Sunday when we had everyone over for football! This bundt cake mold made is beautiful, and it's gorgeous even without any addition decorating!

The DOVE® Dark Chocolate Pumpkins are available exclusively at Target! Be sure to check out your local Target to grab the ingredients for our Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Sugar! I usually head down to my neighborhood Target about once every week, since I get some of my favorite, go-to baking supplies from there.

How would you like some Cartwheel offers to save on your next trip to Target? Save on baking items like 15% off DOVE® Dark Chocolate Pumpkins, and 5% off Dunkin' Donuts® Pumpkin Spice Coffee! 

Be sure to share this recipe with someone who loves pumpkin spice flavor!


  1. Yum!! I love pumpkin spiced everything, so this is right up my alley!

  2. Pumpkin spice is a perfect fall flavor. I love pumpkin breads and have bookmarked this recipe to make this fall. Love love love Dunkin, too!

  3. Oh wow this looks SO good! Your photos are amazing!
    -Lee Anne

  4. This looks so yummy, if I modify it a teeny bit I could probably make it without going to the store. That makes it even more if a temptation!!

  5. loved this, you should add it to our link party

    Our link party http://mountaintopchef.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_75.html

  6. Wow, that cake pan is absolutely beautiful!! I love the design it made on your cake!! I have never seen one like that.

    I am loving all of the fall recipes hitting the internet right now- this looks delicious!

  7. I love anything pumpkin flavored....This looks divine!

  8. I love, love, love your beautiful bundt pan! Your pumpkin spice coffee cake looks divine. What a great recipe to welcome the arrival of fall. :-)

  9. This looks good! You made it very beautiful! Pumpkin season is coming right up! ;)

  10. Ooh this looks yummy! I love that pan you used too, it so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)

  11. Oh that looks like a total winner of a coffee cake. Yum! I'd like a slice right now #client

  12. This looks so good and perfect for fall. I'll have to try it!

  13. Mmmm this looks so good! Pumpkin is the perfect flavor for fall

  14. I've still never had anything "pumpkin spice" flavored, I may have to change that this fall season! This cake is so pretty!

  15. Yum! I'm so glad it's pumpkin season again! I'm one of those people who can eat pumpkin year round and the combination of pumpkin and coffee cake sounds heavenly!

  16. This cake looks phenomenal I can't wait to try this recipe out for myself.

  17. That looks really delicious, and your pictures are so great! Mouthwatering!

  18. This looks like it should be on my table right now! The last thing I need is another cake pan but I really would like this one.

  19. Wow, this looks totally scrumptious! This would not last long in my house... chocolate, coffee, and pumpkin is a serious triple threat.
    xo Chelsea

  20. Thanks for submitting it to our link party. You were featured and pinned on our Pintrest board.



  21. did i miss where you can get the fancy fall themed cake pan?

    1. Hi there! If you look on our site on a computer, it's actually the cake pan shown on the sidebar under the "Cathy's Picks of the Month" section. Happy baking! :)

  22. What is "single vanilla pudding"? Is it instant or cook-and-serve?
    What is "baker's sugar"?

    1. Sure! So yes, single vanilla pudding is referring to the vanilla pudding packs you can buy in the store. If you are making your own instant vanilla pudding, you would use just under 1/2 cup. Also, "baker's sugar" is ultrafine, pure cane sugar. Hope that helps!

  23. This pumpkin cake is so pretty! I love anything pumpkin! I may have to head over to Target to find those dark chocolate pumpkins :)

    1. Thanks Jessica! I've already gone back to Target a few times to get them (for baking and erm...eating! haha) and I'm hooked!

    2. It looks awesome and I'm sure it is too! Thanks for sharing!

  24. I'm definitely going to pin this to my Pinterest to try and make one day. I'm hoping I can try this recipe out soon, for the holidays.


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