Pumpkin Cake with Crumb Topping

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, crumb cake, pumpkin, pumpkin spice
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
This Pumpkin Cake is an easy recipe for when those pumpkin spice cravings hit. With its crunchy crumb topping, this delicious cake will quickly become your new go-to fall baking treat!


  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  • Begin by preparing the topping. In a medium saucepan, cook the brown sugar, butter, vanilla, and salt over medium heat, stirring constantly. Stir until smooth. Remove from the heat and then whisk in the flour until smooth. Transfer to a sheet of wax (or parchmenpaper. Cool completely.
  • Next, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Spray an 8-inch square baking pan (or 8x10-inch rectangular baking pawith cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, brown sugar, oil, eggs, sour cream, and vanilla. Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture, whisking until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Then break the cooled topping into chunks/crumbs and sprinkle on top of the batter.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

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