- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 4 oz butter room temp
- 2 cups fresh roasted pumpkin or a 15 oz can of pumpkin puree (pure pumpkin NOT pumpkin pie filling)
- 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1 TBS vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 TBS pumpkin pie spice
- 1 TBS baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
For Crunch Topping Mixture:
- 3/4 cup toffee bits
- 3/4 cup cinnamon chips
- 1/2 cup Quaker Oats Oatmeal
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 4 TBS butter
1In your mixing bowl, combine sugar, butter, pumpkin, yogurt & vanilla and mix until blended. Add in the yolks and mix until incorporated. In a small bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients, then pour them into your wet mixture and mix until fully incorporated. Set aside.
2In a small mixing bowl, combine toffee bits (made by Heath), cinnamon chips (made by Hershey’s), oatmeal and brown sugar. Work it together with your fingertips, then add in the butter and mix it in with a pastry cutter or your fingertips until its crumbly and worked in.
3Spray/grease a springform pan and place half the batter in it, scatter 1/2 of the crunch mixture over-top. Place the rest of the batter in and repeat with the remaining crumb mixture.
4Bake at 350 degrees 50-65 minutes or until a tester inserted comes out clean and dry. Cover your cake lightly with foil after 30 minutes.
5Colleen’s Notes: My favorite way to make the topping was by using 2 packets of an organic snicker doodle oatmeal I had on-hand instead of straight up oatmeal. Feel free to try something like that if you have packets of some sort you feel will go well in your pantry. If not the oatmeal works just fine.
6If you can not find the cinnamon chips or toffee chips, don’t worry just combine 1 1/2 cups plain uncooked oatmeal (I use Quaker Oats), 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, a pinch or 2 of salt and 6 TBS butter and mix with a pastry cutter, fork or your fingers until crumbly, coat the top of the cake mixture with that and pop it into the oven.
7If you want a less dense cake (however I think this is what makes this cake so good), only use 8 oz of pumpkin.
If you do not have cinnamon chips or toffee bits, that’s fine. Just use the oats, brown sugar, butter and throw in some cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. Double it so you have enough to top the cake.
You can use chopped banana chips for crunch or add white chocolate chips, what ever you want. Just get whatever crumble you make to be crumbly yet stick together a bit, so it crisps up nice.