Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake

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Another awesome recipe from the new Gooseberry Patch cookbook!  If you would like to enter for a chance to win this cookbook, please go to THIS POST and enter by telling me your favorite breakfast!  Good luck!

This coffee cake went over like gangbusters when I made it.  Mr. Meat Eater and my DD and SIL loved it!

It’s super simple to make since it uses a cake mix.  I made it thinking I had pumpkin pie spice but, of course, I didn’t so I just looked up a recipe on the internet and made my own.  I didn’t keep the recipe so I don’t remember what it was but you’ll be able to find one if you need it.

Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake
Submitted by Victoria Mitchel of Gettysburg, PA

18 1/2 oz pkg yellow cake mix
1 cup canned pumpkin (NOT Pumpkin pie mix)
3 eggs, beaten
3 tbsp oil
1/3 cup water
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed and divided
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter, softened

In a bowl, combine dry cake mix, pumpkin, eggs, oil, water and pie spice. Pour half the batter into a greased 13×9 baking pan. Set aside remaining batter.

Mix together 1/3 cup brown sugar and 3/4 tsp cinnamon and sprinkle over the batter in the pan.

Carefully spread remaining batter over the cinnamon mixture.

Combine flour with remaining brown sugar, remaining cinnamon and butter and mix well. Spread evenly over the top.

Bake at 325º for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Makes 10-12 servings.

Happy Cooking!

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

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Recently, I found a recipe for pumpkin cinnamon rolls on King Arthur Flour’s website and decided to try them.  I made them in my bread machine but the recipe says you can make them by hand, mixer, or bread machine so it is a real versatile recipe.

When I was ready to add the cinnamon before rolling, I thought there was really too much so I only used half.  After baking, I wish I had used the whole amount so they would have had more a cinnamon-sugar taste so be sure to use the entire amount even if it looks like too much.

Another trick I learned from this recipe is to make sure the rolls are completely cool before adding the frosting and it won’t melt into the rolls and it will look really pretty.  I wish I had realized this before, LOL!

The rolls are absolutely delicious and I hope you try them!

I am just going to post the link to the recipe since there are some great tips included with the recipe ~ KA’s Pumpkin Rolls  I hope that you give them a try if you like to make yeast breads ~ they would be great for the holidays!!!

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

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These are, without a doubt, the best muffins I have ever made.  They are easy to make but take a bit of time to make each part.  They bake up tender and moist.  I brought some to the dog park and sent some to work with Mr. Meat Eater and everyone loved them.

I thought the cream cheese filling was a little runny and I’d have to work on it to make it less so but I wouldn’t hesitate to make these over and over.  In fact, I will be making them for Thanksgiving weekend.

The recipe came from Country Living magazine who says it came from a B&B.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Filling:
1 (8 ounce) cream cheese, room temperature
1 egg
3 tbsps sugar

Topping:
5 tbsps sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup roughly chopped pecans
3 tbsps butter, melted
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Muffins:
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsps cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsps baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1 1/4 cup pumpkin
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp vanilla

Heat oven to 375º. Spray 2 12-cup muffin pans with Pam or use paper liners (I spray the liners, too).

In a medium bowl, mix the filling ingredients together and set aside.

In another medium bowl, mix the topping ingredients together and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.

In another medium bowl, mix the eggs, pumpkin, oil, and vanilla together.

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the pumpkin mixture in. Mix with a fork until well moistened.

Evenly divide half the batter between the 24 muffin cups. Place 2 teaspoonfuls of the cream cheese mixture on top and then divide the rest of the batter between the cups covering the cream cheese as best you can. I am not the best at dividing but as long as there was a spoonful on top of the cream cheese, it worked.

Sprinkle some of the pecan mixture over the top of each muffin.

Bake until golden ~ about 20 to 25 minutes. Insert a toothpick in center to check for doneness.

Makes 24 muffins.

VIEW PRINTABLE RECIPE HERE!

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An Old Fall Favorite ~ Pumpkin Roll

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I love pumpkin rolls ~ well, actually any kind of roll but pumpkin is my favorite.

This really isn’t hard to make it just takes a bit of time.  Make sure you put enough powdered sugar on the tea towel so that the cake won’t stick to it!  I’m always surprised that I can make these since I’m somewhat of a bull in a china shop in the kitchen at times, LOL!  It’s so delicious and looks great as a dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Pumpkin Roll

Cake:
1/4 cup powdered sugar (to sprinkle on towel ~ use more if needed)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp salt
3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup pure pumpkin ~ not pumpkin filling
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
Filling:
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
6 tbsps butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
Powdered sugar (optional for decoration)

Cake:
Preheat oven to 375°. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan; line with wax paper. Grease and flour paper. Sprinkle a thin, cotton kitchen towel with powdered sugar.

Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in small bowl.

Beat eggs and sugar in large mixer bowl until thick. Beat in pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with nuts, if using.

Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. (If using a dark-colored pan, begin checking for doneness at 11 minutes.) Immediately loosen and carefully turn cake onto towel sprinkled with powdered sugar. Carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake and towel together, starting with narrow end. Cool on wire rack.

Filling:
Beat cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, butter and vanilla in small mixer bowl until smooth. Carefully unroll cake. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Reroll cake. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.

Cook’s Note:
Be sure to put enough powdered sugar on the towel when rolling up the cake so it will not stick.

Makes 8-10 servings

VIEW PRINTABLE RECIPE HERE!

Happy Cooking!

Ribbon of Pumpkin Coffee Cake

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This coffee cake is just one of the best I have ever had.  A layer of pumpkin pie is nestled between two layers of cake!  It would be perfect for the holidays or anytime you need a special coffee cake.

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Ribbon of Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Filling
1 (16 ounce) can pumpkin
1 egg
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp cloves

Streusel Topping
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tbsps flour
2 tsps cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, diced
1 cup chopped pecans

Cake
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup sour cream

To make the filling: Combine all filling ingredients in a medium bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.

To make streusel: Combine the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon in a bowl, mix well. Cut in the butter until mixture is crumbly. Add pecans and stir to combine.

To make the cake: Cream the butter, and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time and beat well after each. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with the sour cream; mix well after each addition.

Pour half the cake batter into a greased 13×9 pan. Sprinkle with half the streusel. Spread all of the filling mixture over the streusel. Top with the remaining cake batter. Sprinkle the rest of the streusel over the top.

Bake at 325º for 50 minutes.

Makes 12 servings.

VIEW PRINTABLE RECIPE HERE!

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Pumpkin Squares

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Alice of simply decorated had a delicious-sounding recipe on her blog for pumpkin squares and I decided to give a try this afternoon.  I subbed Splenda blend sugar and Splenda blend brown sugar and fat free evaporated milk.  They are WONDERFUL!!!!  Sometimes the Splenda leaves a nasty aftertaste but with the blend, I don’t have it.  The brown sugar blend melted a little more than I would have liked but it tastes good and that’s all that matters.  Thanks for posting, Alice!

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Spicy Pumpkin Bread

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This is a great recipe for pumpkin bread that I got out of an old Bon Appetit magazine.  It’s nice and spicy.  It makes two loaves so I can put one in the freezer which I like.

Spicy Pumpkin Bread

3 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 16-ounce can solid pack pumpkin
3 cups flour
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans, optional

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour two 9x5x3-inch loaf pans.

Beat sugar and oil in large bowl to blend. Mix in eggs and pumpkin. Sift flour, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, salt and baking powder into another large bowl. Stir into pumpkin mixture in 2 additions. Mix in walnuts or pecans, if desired.

Divide batter equally between prepared pans. Bake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes.

Transfer to racks and cool 10 minutes. Using sharp knife, cut around edge of loaves. Turn loaves out onto racks and cool completely

Makes 2 loaves

VIEW PRINTABLE RECIPE HERE!

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Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake

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I make a few different pumpkin cheesecakes that aren’t difficult but do take some time to make.  I tried this recipe as part of Pick~A~Chef because it looked easy.  It is delicious AND easy!  While I won’t give up baking my other pumpkin cheesecake recipes, this is a great recipe to use when I don’t have much time but am craving pumpkin.  I made my own graham cracker crust using the recipe on the back of the box of graham cracker crumbs.

The link to the recipe on Recipezaar is here ~ Philadelphia 3-Step Pumpkin Cheesecake

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Doughnuts!

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Today is National Doughnut Day (Krispy Kreme is giving out a free doughnut today!) so I thought I would post a couple of doughnut recipes. Unfortunately, no pictures but I will take some the next time I make the doughnuts.

This recipe needs a bread machine. The machine does the work and makes the recipe really, really easy. The recipe says you can get 2 dozen doughnuts from the dough, but I have never gotten more than 1 dozen ~ I must use a larger doughnut cutter or something. I usually sprinkle with a cinnamon/sugar mixture, we can never wait for a glaze.

Bread Machine Doughnuts

1 1/4 cups milk
1 beaten egg
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsps yeast

Measure ingredients into your ABM pan in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Select dough setting and start machine.

Roll out finished dough to 1/2 inch thick. Cut with a 2 1/2 inch doughnut cutter. Let rise, covered, 30 minutes or until doubled.

Deep fry in oil set at 375º. Turn doughnuts as they rise to the surface. Fry until golden brown on both sides.

Drain on paper towels and glaze or dust with cinnamon/sugar or powdered sugar.

Makes 2 dozen

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This recipe I have had in my files for a loooooooong time and just never got around to trying it. It sounds so good to me that I decided to include it. The original came from Bon Appetit a few years ago.

Spiced Sugar Pumpkin Doughnuts with Powdered Sugar Glaze

Spiced Sugar:
1 cup sugar
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
Doughnuts:
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large egg
2 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk — plus
1 tablespoon buttermilk
1 cup canned pure pumpkin
Canola oil — for deep-frying
Powdered Sugar Glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
Whipping cream

For Spiced Sugar: Whisk all ingredients in medium bowl to blend.

For Doughnuts: Whisk first 8 ingredients in medium bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat sugar and butter in large bowl until blended (mixture will be grainy). Beat in egg, then yolks and vanilla. Gradually beat in buttermilk; beat in pumpkin in 4 additions. Using rubber spatula, fold in dry ingredients in 4 additions, blending gently after each addition. Cover with plastic; chill 3 hours.

Sprinkle 2 rimmed baking sheets lightly with flour. Press out 1/3 of dough on floured surface to 1/2- to 2/3-inch thickness. Using 2 1/2-inch-diameter round cutter, cut out dough rounds. Arrange on sheets. Repeat with remaining dough in 2 more batches. Gather dough scraps. Press out dough and cut out more dough rounds until all dough is used.

Using 1-inch-diameter round cutter, cut out center of each dough round to make doughnuts and doughnut holes.

Line 2 baking sheets with several layers of paper towels. Pour oil into large deep skillet to depth of 1 1/2 inches. Attach deep-fry thermometer and heat oil to 365 to 370 degrees. Fry doughnut holes in 2 batches until golden brown, turning occasionally, about 2 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain. Fry doughnuts, 3 or 4 at a time, until golden brown, adjusting heat to maintain temperature, about 1 minute per side. Using slotted spoon, transfer doughnuts to paper towels to drain. Cool completely.

For Powdered Sugar Glaze: Whisk powdered sugar and 4 tablespoons whipping cream to blend. Whisk in additional cream, 1 teaspoon at a time, to form medium thick glaze. Can be made up to 3 hours ahead. Add doughnut holes to bowl of spiced sugar and toss to coat. Spread doughnuts on 1 side with Powdered Sugar Glaze. Arrange doughnuts, glazed-side up, on racks. Let stand until glaze sets, at least 30 minutes.

This recipe yields about 24 doughnuts and 24 doughnut holes.

Notes: Use a clip-on deep-fry thermometer to gauge the oil temperature when frying these doughnuts: too low and theyll absorb oil, turning leaden and soggy; too high and they’ll burn before the insides are cooked through.