The Best Ever Pumpkin Pie Streusel Cake

November 13, 2014

Cake for breakfast is never a bad thing, especially if it is pumpkin pie streusel coffee cake.  Typically, the sugar and spice streusel topping dots the top of the coffee cake but in this recipe, it is hidden in the middle.  Unsuspecting eaters will be delighted by the surprise.  Ever coffee cake needs some kind of topping so this one is covered in a simple powdered sugar glaze.  You could flavor it with a teaspoon of vanilla extract or orange zest.

Pumpkin Pie Streusel Cake
Courtesy of Yoplait

Ingredients:

Coffee Cake:
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
6 eggs
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted, slightly cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 4 oz. container Yoplait® Light pumpkin pie yogurt
2 1/4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Streusel:
1 cup chopped pecans
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons vanilla

Glaze: 
2 cups powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Directions:

Step 1: Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 10-inch fluted tube cake pan with shortening; lightly flour.

Step 2: In large bowl, beat 1 1/3 cups sugar and the eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until slightly frothy. Add melted butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla and the yogurt; stir with spoon to combine.

Step 3: In medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt with whisk. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients just until combined.

Step 4: In small bowl, stir together Streusel ingredients.

Step 5: Pour one-third of cake batter into pan. Sprinkle with one-third of streusel mixture. Repeat layers 2 more times.

Step 6: Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Place serving plate upside down over pan; invert plate and pan. Remove pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

Step 7: In another small bowl, stir together powdered sugar and enough milk to form a thick glaze. Pour glaze over completely cooled cake. Let stand until glaze is set before cutting into slices.

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