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Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Brown Butter Glaze

Are you tired of pumpkin?
I sure hope not!
I am still in full pumpkin obsession mode.
And lucky for me, so is everyone else in my life.
My biggest problem?
Figuring out what I want to make next.
I mean, I can’t just post non-stop pumpkin dishes. 
I think even I would get bored pretty quick with that. 

So I have been trying to focus more on combining pumpkin with some of my other favorite flavors.
This time I decided to go sweet. I knew I wanted to do a pumpkin spice cake, but not sure what I wanted to do for a frosting. In the past I made a Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.
But I have been wanting to do something with browned butter, so that was where I decided to go. 
It was Browned Butterville here we come!!
I let Kevin taste the batter before I baked the cake, and we both liked the fact that it wasn’t too sweet.
Then it was time for the glaze….it was a little for the cake, a little for me, a little for Kevin.
WOW who knew that browned butter glaze was going to be so dang good? I want it on everything now.
OK. Maybe not.
But it is still OhhhEmmmGeeeee delicious!!
Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Brown Butter Glaze
For the cake:

  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups canned pumpkin 
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs

For glaze:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Spray the bundt pan with non stick spray and flour.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, and salt in a bowl. Whisk together pumpkin, buttermilk and vanilla in another bowl.

Beat butter and granulated sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale yellow and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes, then add eggs and beat 1 minute. Reduce speed to low and add flour and pumpkin mixtures alternately in batches until batter is just smooth.

Spoon batter into pan. Shake a few times to be sure to remove any air bubbles then bake until a tooth pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes.

Cool cake in pan on a rack 15 minutes, then carefully place the cake onto the rack. Cool 10 minutes more.

Heat the butter over medium heat until it melts. It will begin to foam a bit. Whisk constantly until the butter turns from light, to lemony yellow, to brown.  Once this happens, and you will smell that lovely nutty smell. You are done. Remove it from the heat.

Pour the butter into a small bowl and whisk in the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth. Drizzle over the top of the cooled cake.


  1. Just gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing on my page, I know we will love it! <3 and hugs sweet friend!

  2. Thanks so much Debi!! Love and hugs to you and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

  3. This looks so delicious! 🙂 I'm never tired of pumpkin!

  4. Dang that is a beautiful bundt cake. Great flavors and perfect for this time of year. Thanks for sharing Bobbi, hope you're doing well!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  5. I know, I don't understand how you can get tired of pumpkin 🙂

  6. Thanks so much! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!!

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