Pumpkin-Gingerbread Coffee Cake

This easy coffee cake recipe is perfect for chilly fall mornings. Gingerbread and pumpkin are a match made in heaven in this yummy pumpkin recipe.

Pumpkin Gingerbread Coffee Cake
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
55 mins
Cool Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
10 wedges


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup sugar

  • ½ cup whole wheat flour

  • ½ cup yellow cornmeal

  • 2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • ¾ cup butter

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 15 ounce can pumpkin

  • ½ cup full-flavor molasses

  • cup buttermilk

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup dried cranberries

  • 1 recipe Sherry-Cream Cheese Drizzle

Sherry-Cream Cheese Drizzle

  • 1 3 ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened

  • ¾ cup powdered sugar

  • 2 tablespoon dry sherry

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch springform pan. In a large bowl stir together first eight ingredients (through pepper). Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Remove 3/4 cup of the crumb mixture for topping.

  2. In a medium bowl combine next five ingredients (through baking soda). Add pumpkin mixture and dried cranberries to remaining crumb mixture in bowl. Stir just until moistened. Spread batter in prepared pan. Sprinkle with reserved 3/4 cup crumb mixture.

  3. Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until a wooden skewer comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 30 minutes.

  4. Loosen coffee cake from sides of pan; remove sides of pan. Spoon Sherry-Cream Cheese Drizzle over warm coffee cake.

Sherry-Cream Cheese Drizzle

  1. In a medium mixing bowl beat cheese and butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until combined. Beat in powdered sugar, dry sherry, and vanilla until smooth. If necessary, beat in enough milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make a thick drizzling consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

535 Calories
20g Fat
85g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 535
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 355mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 85g 31%
Total Sugars 48g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1.8mg 9%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 3.2mg 18%
Potassium 441mg 9%
Folate, total 64.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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