Pumpkin Spice-Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

We are just in the early days of fall, and it is already pumpkin season. That means there will be a lot of pumpkin recipes in the making. I love pumpkin, and I actually cook with it quite a bit, making many different fabulous creations. Everything nice with pumpkin spice, and even better when chocolate chips are added to the mix. I just made some pumpkin coffee cake, which would have been very good on its own, but I added chocolate chips and it was transformed from being good to being fantastic. I personally think pumpkin and chocolate are a great combination.

Pumpkin Spice and Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

The Cake

Preheat the oven to 350* F or about 180* C.

Spray a 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray,

1/2 cup or 1 stick softened butter

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1-15 oz can pureed pumpkin

1 heaping cup chocolate chips

Mix all the dry ingredients together and set aside.

Mix the butter and sugar together until creamy, then add the eggs, mixing in between each addition. Add the vanilla. Add 1/2 of the flour mixture and 1/2 of the pumpkin puree, mix, then repeat until everything is added and mixed together well. Do not over mix. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Evenly spread 1/2 the batter into the prepared pan, then layer the top with the filling. Add the rest of the batter on top of the filling and carefully spread the remaining batter to cover the filling and to fill the pan.

The Filling

3 TBSP softened butter

1.2 cup flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

Mix everything together either with your hands or with a pastry cutter until it resembles coarse sand. Set aside.

The Streusel

5 TBSP softened butter

3/4 cup flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 TBSP pumpkin pie spice

Mix everything together either with your hands or with a pastry cutter until it resembles coarse sand. Set aside.

Sprinkle the streusel topping over the batter, covering it completely, then bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Allow the cake to col completely before cutting into slices. Then share with friends and enjoy.

You can enjoy pumpkin and all it has to offer at anytime of the year, but it just seems to really hit the spot during fall, when the there is a slight crispness to the air. Fall is my favorite time of year. I just love everything about it, including all the pumpkin spice dishes.

Make the most out of every season. Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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