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Pumpkin Spice Latte Bread (Marbled Pumpkin Coffee Loaf Cake)

sliced streusel loaf showing marbled brown and orange inside, pumpkin spice latte in back

This marbled pumpkin bread is a spin on Pumpkin Spice Lattes! Coffee is added to half the batter and swirled to create an eye-catching marbled look. Then it's topped with streusel and a delicious maple-coffee glaze. The result is a super-moist loaf cake that's full of fall spices and coffee flavor. A must-try for PSL lovers! 

Ingredients

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Marbled Pumpkin Loaf

  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • pinch allspice
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water*

Streusel Topping

  • ½ cup flour
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces about ¼ inch
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon (or pumpkin pie spice)

Maple-Coffee Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pure maple syrup (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon instant coffee dissolved in 1 teaspoon hot water
  • 2 teaspoons whole milk

Instructions

  1. Make the maple-coffee glaze: in a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients until smooth. You can add more milk ½ teaspoon at a time to thin it out if needed. Wait until the pumpkin bread is fully cooled (at least one hour) - then drizzle the glaze on top. Then slice and serve!

Notes

  • As an option, you can use brewed espresso or dark roast coffee instead of prepared instant coffee.
  • You can substitute approximately 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice instead of using cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger in the cake batter.
  • See the blog post above for more details on swirling the batter to create a marbled appearance.
  • To prevent the streusel from sinking, bake the loaf cake without streusel for the first 30 minutes of baking. Then add the streusel and bake for another 30-35 minutes. 

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