Chocolate Chip Pecan Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Chocolate Chip Pecan Pumpkin Coffee CakeEasy boxed cake mix turned into soft pumpkin cake baked with a perfect crunchy pecan and chocolate chip streusal.  This Chocolate Chip Pecan Pumpkin Coffee Cake is so easy you’ll never buy coffee cake again.

One of my best friends Jennifer came to visit me from Florida last week.  We did all the Dubai things I was too afraid to do on my own.  Like brave the chaotic streets of the Old Dubai Souks in Deira.  She is pretty much like me when it comes to shopping.  Our motto to every store employee or shop owner is “Don’t talk to me”.  I’m not sure if that’s an American thing or a I don’t have any idea how to haggle thing.  Our first mistake we made was arrive hours before the shopping rush.  No one was there but the little shop salesmen.  Is that what they’re called?  Imagine Agrabah from Disney’s Alladin on steroids and the only customers are two scared white girls who don’t want to be talked to.  Every salesman was on us like flies on a date.

Dubai SoukPhoto credit to Smeggys

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Hummingbird Coffee Cake

Hummingbird Coffee Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze - yummycrumble.comA gorgeous retro cake made of banana, pineapple, walnuts, a crunchy cinnamon sugar streusal, and topped with a cream cheese glaze.  Make this Hummingbird Coffee Cake the perfect excuse to have cake for breakfast!

Hummingbird Coffee Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze - yummycrumble.comYou know how I know it’s time to bake with bananas?  By the colony of fruit flies that have migrated to my kitchen.  They hit the mecca every week.  I think they’ve finally made it into the iron age, because I swear they’re wielding swords now.  I want to tell them they don’t need to fight!  The bananas are coming every Thursday so they can party until I get to them.  I know….Ew.  Guys, I swear this Hummingbird Coffee Cake is fruit fly free.

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Pineapple Coffee Cake with Raspberry Glaze

Pineapple Coffee Cake with Raspberry Glaze - www.yummycrumble.comWarm up your winter mornings with this tropical inspired Pineapple Coffee Cake with Raspberry Glaze.  Moist cake full of pineapple, topped with crunchy cinnamon sugar streusal.  A tart fresh raspberry glaze gives it a burst of berry flavor.

Pineapple Coffee Cake with Raspberry Glaze - www.yummycrumble.comI don’t want to jinx things, but Oliver my four year old has been quite well behaved lately.  It’s almost suspicious.  I’m guessing it has something to do with the “rainbow” chart at his preschool.  If you make good decisions (not biting or scratching.  What are they, cats?) your name will get moved to the color blue or purple.  You don’t want red.  Red is bad.   If you stay in the “good zone”, at the end of the week you get a treat.  Kids have it so good don’t they?  At what other time in your life do you get rewarded for not biting someone or using potty words.  And they get treats!  Treats people.  For being good little humans.

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Lemon Raspberry Coffee Cake & Sweet Basil Whipped Cream

Lemon-Raspberry-Coffee-CakeLemon Raspberry Coffee Cake with Sweet Basil Whipped Cream.  Brighten your morning with this tart coffee cake bursting with sweet raspberries.  The perfect summer treat with your coffee or tea.

One thing you should know about me is I’m obsessed with the Holidays.  Christmas to be exact.  So although my heart is already longing for cooler weather, pumpkin lattes, and sweet potato pie, I made this vibrant Lemon Raspberry Coffee Cake to embrace summer.  When I envision coffee cake I see lots of cinnamon streusel, walnuts, allspice, and all things wonderful.  Maybe even a little pumpkin for Autumn.

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