Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Cream Cheese

A square of Gluten free Pumpkin Coffee Cake made with cream cheese and crumble topping on a plate

Pumpkin Coffee Cake with cream cheese

Pumpkin Coffee Cake is a great way to celebrate and enjoy the season.   I love eating seasonally, there is something about the rhythm of the seasons that is comforting.  Flavoring your favorite treats with seasonal produce is an easy way to still eat the things you love, but with seasonal flair. Hence Fall = Pumpkin, Apples, and Pork recipes.

While I’m not obsessed with Pumpkin Spice I do have some treats I look forward too once Pumpkin is in season. Pumpkin Coffee Cake is one of them. It’s rich, moist and has just the right amount of sweetness. It’s really easy to make this coffee cake and it keeps really well in the fridge.

I make a batch every week or so. That way Mr. Everything and I can enjoy  a quick slice for breakfast during the week. With coffee of course…

A fork diving into Gluten free Pumpkin Coffee Cake made with cream cheese and crumble topping

The pumpkin isn’t overwhelming  and the spices are just right. It’s great on it’s own or with a cup of coffee (I’ve even had it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert). The little zing from the cream cheese balances out the flavors and the crumble adds an amazing texture.  It’s just sooo good, I can’t stop eating it.

My favorite flour

I almost always use Bob’s Red Mill’s gluten free 1 to 1 flour blend. I’ve fallen in love with this flour mix and can’t seem to bring myself to use any other. Not only because it works so well with my recipes but I can also easily buy it in bulk at my local Smart Food Services (formerly known as Cash and Carry), which saves me a ton of $$$.

If you’ve got your own favorite blend or if Bob’s red mill 1 to 1 isn’t easily obtainable in your area you can use another flour blend. Just be aware that it might not turn out exactly the same. The recipe may need a bit of tweaking depending on what flour blend you use.

If you follow this recipe to a T I guarantee that no one will know it’s gluten free unless you tell them. I had so many test subjects family and friends surprised that it was indeed gluten free.

A fork cutting off a piece of gluten free pumpkin coffee cake

If Pumpkin is your jam you should check out my Pumpkin Sage Pasta Recipe, my Pumpkin Doughnuts recipe, and my Pumpkin Spice mix…..

It also pairs well with my Coconut Caramel Latte. A cup of that and a slice of coffee cake are perfect in the morning.

An overhead view of a slice of coffee cake with a corner missing

Gluten free Pumpkin Coffee Cake make with cream cheese and crumble topping

Sweet, moist, and flavorful. This pumpkin coffee cake is going to rock your socks off. Perfect pumpkin cake is layered with tangy cream cheese and topped with pumpkin spiced crumbles.

  • Author: Alycia Louise
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
  • Cuisine: American


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  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup White Sugar
  • 1 cup Pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup Avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup Butter (Melted)
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill’s 1 to 1 gluten free flour (Or preferred 1 to 1 blend (results my differ))
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon (Ceylon*)
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Saigon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Clove
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger

Cream cheese center

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese (Softened)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Sugar

Crumble topping

  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill’s 1 to 1 gluten free flour
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon (Ceylon*)
  • 1/2 cup Butter


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350F
  2. In a large bowl combine the egg, brown sugar, white sugar, pumpkin puree, oil, butter and milk. Whisk until fully mixed.
  3. In another large bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices. Whisk until fully mixed.
  4. Slowing add the dry ingredients to the wet, whisking constantly until  fully combined.
  5. Pour batter into a 9×9 pan and spread out evenly.
  6.  In a medium bowl combine the cream cheese, egg, and sugar. Whisk to combine.
  7. Using a spoon, scoop out cream cheese mixture and place on top of the batter. make sure to spread out the scoops so it will be easier to spread without shifting the batter. You can use the spoon or a spreading blade to carefully spread the cream cheese over the batter evenly.
  8.  In another bowl combine the flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Once those are combined then add the butter. Using a fork or your hands, mix the butter into the flour mixture till it has a sand like texture and can be formed into a ball.
  9.  Crumble the ball over the top of the cream cheese mixture. Try to cover it evenly.
  10. Bake in the oven for 45 to 50 minutes, until a toothpick can be poked into the center and come out clean.
  11. Cool and serve. Any leftovers can be kept in the fridge for up to a week.


*Ceylon Cinnamon is the true form of cinnamon. There are a few differences between Cinnamon’s and this article covers what you need to know. I highly recommend reading it, and getting yourself some Ceylon Cinnamon. I get mine from Amazon.

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Keywords: cake, coffee, coffee cake, cream cheese, Gluten free, strusel

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Alycia Louise
Alycia has worked in the food industry for over 10 years. She lives in the PNW with her husband and three dogs. Her likes include coffee, rainy days and horror movies.
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