Pumpkin Espresso Cake with Maple Glaze

Loaded with heat spices and loads of pumpkin, this do-it-yourself pumpkin espresso cake is the right cozy recipe to kick off fall baking! The crunchy streusel on high if that’s the case buttery, and the candy glaze is spiked with maple syrup for additional taste. Scrumptious with a giant mug of espresso or a pumpkin spice latte!

Pumpkin Espresso Cake Recipe

It’s September! And which means I lastly have the inexperienced mild to start out sharing all issues pumpkin, proper?! I certain hope so… as a result of I’ve not one, however 5(!!!) model new pumpkin recipes coming for you this month.

There will likely be candy, savory, and snack-y pumpkin recipes. So there’s one thing for everybody!

And we’re kicking this off with this heavenly pumpkin crumb cake. It’s moist, bursting with pumpkin taste, and topped with tons of streusel topping. Plus, a to-die-for maple glaze. Excellent for a breakfast deal with, afternoon snack, or dessert. Or all three! I gained’t choose. So with out additional ado, let’s bake some cake!

Let’s Bake Pumpkin Espresso Cake

  1. The very first thing you’ll wish to do is make the crumb topping. You’ll wish to mix the all-purpose flour, pecans, salt, and light-weight brown sugar in a mixing bowl, then drizzle within the melted butter. Be at liberty to do that step as much as an hour earlier than you intend on baking the cake!
  2. Subsequent, you’ll make the filling. Once more, this step may be made hours earlier than you intend on assembling the cake batter. Simply cowl and set it apart till wanted.
  3. Onto making the pumpkin cake batter! That is positively probably the most time consuming step, however I promise, it’s not exhausting. You’ll mix the entire components – besides the flour – in a big bowl. Then gently fold within the flour into the bowl and mix. Don’t over combine right here or your cake will likely be dry.
  4. Scrape half of the batter into the baking pan. Then sprinkle with the filling, being certain to cowl the entire batter. Then add the remaining batter on high. Lastly, you’ll sprinkle on these buttery crumbs!
  5. Bake till the crumbs are golden brown and a toothpick inserted within the center comes out clear!

Ideas and Methods for Recipe Success:

  • Deliver your bitter cream and eggs to room temperature earlier than you start baking – no less than half-hour. Chilly components don’t bond!
  • Use pure pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling! In case you should use pumpkin pie filling, omit the entire spices known as for.
  • Allergic to pecans? Omit from the recipe or change with an equal quantity of walnuts.
  • In case you don’t have the person spices known as for, use 3 and 1/2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice as an alternative. The flavour gained’t be precisely the identical, nevertheless it’ll be shut.
  • I don’t recommend utilizing blackstrap molasses as a result of their taste is intense and overwhelming. Search for traditional or delicate molasses as an alternative.
  • No maple syrup? Omit from the glaze recipe, or skip the glaze all collectively. This cake is scrumptious with out it, or with a easy dusting of powdered sugar on high.
  • For finest outcomes, use a metallic or aluminized metal baking pan. In case you use a glass or ceramic baking pan, you’ll want to extend the baking time. Begin with an additional 5 minutes and preserve a watch from there. You’ll comprehend it’s completed when a toothpick inserted within the center comes out clear.

  • I recommend cooling the cake within the pan, on a cooling rack, till fully cool! However you should definitely cool it for no less than for 1 hour. In any other case the cake will collapse when reduce.

Extra Espresso Cake Recipes:

Pumpkin Espresso Cake with Maple Glaze

Ashley Manila

Moist and loaded with pumpkin taste, this pumpkin espresso cake is topped with buttery crumbs and a scrumptious maple glaze. So good with a cup of espresso!

Prep Time 25 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 1 hr

Cooling Time 1 hr

Course Breakfast/Dessert, Dessert

Delicacies American, Cake


For the Crumb Topping:

  • 1 cup (120g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (57g) pecans roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup (106g) mild brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter melted

For the Filling:

  • 1/3 cup (71g) mild brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon floor cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder common or Dutch-process (each work fantastic!)

For the Cake:

  • 2/3 cup (151ml) oil vegetable or canola
  • 1/2 cup (113g) full-fat bitter cream room temperature
  • 2 and 1/2 Tablespoons (35ml) common molasses not the blackstrap selection
  • 2 massive eggs room temperature, evenly crushed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (213g) mild brown sugar packed
  • 1 and 1/4 cups (312g) pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons floor cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon floor ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon floor nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups (240g) all-purpose flour

For the Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup (57g) confectioners’ sugar sifted
  • 2 Tablespoons (28ml) pure maple syrup not pancake syrup
  • 1/2 Tablespoon (7ml) milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


For the Crumb Topping:

  • In a medium bowl, mix the flour, pecans, brown sugar, and salt. Stir within the melted butter, mixing simply till mixed.

  • Put aside when you put together the remainder of the recipe. The combination will take up the butter because it sits and turn into extra crumbly by the point you’re prepared to make use of it.

For the Filling:

  • In a medium bowl, mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, and cocoa powder till evenly mixed. Put aside till wanted. 

For the Cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 levels (F). Line an 8-inch sq. metallic baking pan with parchment paper, permitting two of the edges to overlap. Spray the parchment paper, and any uncovered pan, with nonstick baking spray. Put aside. (Word: in the event you use a glass or ceramic baking pan/dish, you might want to extend the bake time).

  • In a big bowl, whisk the oil, bitter cream, molasses, eggs, vanilla, brown sugar, pumpkin, spices, salt, baking powder, and baking soda collectively till easy.

  • Utilizing a rubber spatula, fold within the flour, stirring simply till easy and fully mixed. Don’t over combine. 

  • Unfold half of the batter into the ready pan, spreading all of it the best way to the sides. 

  • Sprinkle the filling evenly on high of the batter.

  • Then unfold the remaining batter on high of the filling. 

  • Sprinkle the crumb topping evenly over the batter within the pan.

  • Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or till the crumbs are golden brown, don’t look moist, and a toothpick or cake tester inserted into the middle comes out clear.

  • Take away the cake from the oven and place it on a wire rack to chill. Cool fully earlier than eradicating from the pan, slicing in squares, and serving. Serve with espresso! 

For the Glaze:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk collectively the confectioners’ sugar, maple syrup, milk, and vanilla. (If the combination seems too thick to drizzle, add a teaspoon extra of milk, till desired texture is reached.)

  • Drizzle on high of cake and let set, about 5 minutes, earlier than serving. 

Key phrase espresso cake, pumpkin, pumpkin cake