Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Brown Butter Glaze

Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Brown Butter Glaze

Makes 18 servings

This recipe has gluten free notes.


  • 1/3 cups Water
  • 1 can Pureed Pumpkin (15 Oz)
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 box Yellow Cake Mix (18 Ounce Box) (GF use Betty Crocker)
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar, Divided
  • ½ cups Flour (GF use Domata)
  • 4 tbsp Butter, Melted
  • ¼ cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ cups Heavy Whipping Cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. In a large bowl mix together the water, pumpkin, eggs, 1 Tablespoon of vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice until well combined. Add the cake mix and baking soda and mix until just combined.
  2. Grease a 9×13 pan with butter and pour batter into pan.
  3. In a small bowl mix together 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour and melted butter. Use your fingers to sprinkle over the top of the cake. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  4. For the glaze, combine the other 1/2 cup brown sugar, granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and heavy cream in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and stir until all sugar is dissolved.
  5. When cake is finished baking, poke holes in the top with a toothpick. Pour glaze over the cake, making sure to cover all surfaces. Serve cake warm or at room temperature.