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Chocolate Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirled Coffee Cake

This Chocolate Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirled Coffee Cake is gorgeous yet very simple. It is a perfect breakfast or even dessert for the holiday season.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate pumpkin coffee cake, cream cheese coffee cake, swirled coffee cake
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 376kcal
Author: Sandra


Coffee Cake

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 yellow cake mix I use Duncan Hines. Do not follow instructions on box.
  • 3.4 ounces instant pudding vanilla or butterscotch
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder

Cinnamon Swirl & Toppings

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Cream Cheese Swirl

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat oven to 350; grease 9x13 metal pan.
  • Mix all the ingredients for the coffee cake in a mixer on medium speed for 7 minutes (this is key to make the pudding set). I love to use my Kitchen Aid mixer for this!
  • Meanwhile, mix together brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Prepare cream cheese swirl. Beat together cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla in a small mixing bowl until well combined. Set aside.
  • Pour the batter in the greased 9x13 metal pan. Sprinkle the brown sugar mix over the cake in the pan.
  • Drop dollops of the cream cheese, a heaping tablespoon, on top of the cake and brown sugar mixture. Swirl together.
  • Place in oven and bake 40-45, until the cake is set and is pulling away from the edges.
  • Let it completely cool so it does not crumble when you cut and serve it. Enjoy!


Recipe adapted from Best Ever Coffee Cake


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 433mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 1790IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 2mg