Autumn treat: pumpkin cake


October 31, 2007|By Julie Rothman | Julie Rothman,Special to The Sun

Linda Robinson of Black Hawk, S.D., was looking for a recipe for Pumpkin Streusel Cake similar to one she had found some years ago in her local newspaper. Gladys Wilt of Lothian had a recipe she found in the Libby's Home-Baked Goodness cookbook published in 1995.

This recipe makes a moist and delicious coffeecake that is particularly wonderful to serve in the autumn months. I served it room temperature, but it probably would be even better served warm from the oven.

Pumpkin Streusel Coffeecake

Serves 10


1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

3 tablespoons butter or margarine

1/2 cup chopped nuts


2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened

1 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 cup solid-packed pumpkin

1 teaspoon vanilla

For the streusel topping: Combine flour, brown sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture is crumbly. Stir in chopped nuts and set aside.

For the coffeecake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Set aside. Beat butter and sugar in a large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in pumpkin and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture.

Spoon half the batter into a greased and floured 9-inch round cake pan or springform pan. Sprinkle 3/4 cup streusel topping over batter. Spoon remaining batter evenly over streusel topping; sprinkle with the remaining streusel topping.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.

Per serving: 467 calories, 7 grams protein, 27 grams fat, 14 grams saturated fat, 53 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, 99 milligrams cholesterol, 215 milligrams sodium


Thelma Maisenholder of Fallston is looking for the recipe for the Louisiana Ring Cake made by the now-closed Rice's Bakery in Baltimore.

Joan Shaw of Fayetteville, N.C., is trying to find a recipe for the cucumber salad dressing served in the Baldino's restaurants.

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The nutrition analyses accompanying recipes in today's Taste section were calculated by registered dietitian Jodie Shield, except where noted.

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