Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crumb Cake

LOVE this Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crumb Cake! It's like a pumpkin coffee cake!

Better than pumpkin pie! This delicious Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crumb Cake has a layer of sweet cream cheese and is topped with a pumpkin spice streusel!

LOVE this Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crumb Cake! It's like a pumpkin coffee cake!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crumb Cake

What makes pumpkin cake even better? Cream cheese! But instead of a cream cheese frosting I baked the cream cheese right in and topped it with a sugary streusel topping for crunch! This really is the perfect cake for Fall! It has everything you need to put you in the mood for falling leaves, halloween decor, and pumpkin patching! I hope you love this Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crumb Cake as much as I do!

Pumpkin cake with a cream cheese swirl and streusel topping

The BEST Pumpkin Cake for Fall

I did a poll over on my instagram page a while back about what people like to bake most for Halloween! I gave the option of pumpkin flavored things, “cute” halloween treats like witch cupcakes or mummy cookies, snacks, or anything as long as it’s easy. What did most people vote for…. PUMPKIN! So here I am posting another fabulous pumpkin dessert because I too just can’t get enough!

This is AMAZING!! Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crumb Cake

Watch out Pumpkin Pie! This Cake is Better!

Don’t get me wrong, I love pumpkin pie. But sometimes after I’m done rolling out the dough and trying to make it look all cute by fluting the edges just right I’m wiped out! I love pumpkin desserts that are just less fussy! My Pumpkin Dump Cake is another one of those recipes and it’s my most popular blog post recipe ever!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Coffee Cake, YUM!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Did you know coffee cake doesn’t have coffee in it? It’s just a cake that pairs well with coffee! This Pumpkin Cake is very similar to a coffee cake because of the cinnamon and streusel topping but the cream cheese layer makes it more decadent… and delicious.

The BEST Pumpkin Cake! The cream cheese swirl is heavenly!
This is AMAZING!! Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crumb Cake
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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crumb Cake

Better than pumpkin pie! This delicious Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crumb Cake has a layer of sweet cream cheese and is topped with a pumpkin spice streusel! Better than pumpkin pie! This delicious Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crumb Cake has a layer of sweet cream cheese and is topped with a pumpkin spice streusel!
Course Dessert
Keyword cake, cream cheese, Pumpkin
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 slices

Ingredients

Pumpkin Cake:

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk or milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Cream Cheese Layer:

  • 8 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar

Streusel Topping:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 6 Tbsp. cold butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease or line a 9X9 or 8X8 pan with parchment.
  • In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and salt.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, egg and vanilla.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry and stir just until combined. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Cream Cheese Layer: Combine cream cheese, vanilla and sugar. I heated my cream cheese in the microwave to be able to more easily combine the ingredients. Drop dollops all over the cake batter and do your best to use a spoon or offset spatula to spread out the dollops into a layer over the entire cake.
  • Streusel: Use a pastry blender or fork to combine all streusel ingredients. Crumble over cream cheese layer.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the cake batter is cooked through. Let cool and serve!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crumb Cake