Brown Butter Glazed Ginger Pumpkin Bundt Cake

26 Sep

I am going to tell you something embarrassing. When I tasted this Pumpkin Cake for the first time, I did a happy dance in the middle of my kitchen. It is that good!

A tender interior that is speckled with crystallized ginger and spices with a subtle pumpkin flavor drizzled with brown butter glaze. I hope you do a happy dance upon first bite.  Enjoy!

Makes one bundt cake


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4  cup crystallized ginger


  • 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons whole milk


Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Butter a 12 cup bundt pan and set aside.

Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. In a separate small bowl, beat together the eggs, sugar, canola oil, apple sauce, pumpkin puree and milk until well combined. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until a batter forms. Fold in the crystallized ginger. Bake bundt cake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. If it gets too brown on the top, cover with foil. Let cool for at least an hour before glazing.


Brown butter over medium heat until golden brown. When done, carefully pour it into a bowl. Add sugar, vanilla and two tablespoons of milk to the butter and stir until smooth. If glaze is not pourable, add more milk. Use immediately.

Adapted from here


4 Responses to “Brown Butter Glazed Ginger Pumpkin Bundt Cake”

  1. amy donovan (@amy_donovan) September 26, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    Bahaha, there ain’t no shame in doing a happy dance every now + again. It sounds + looks like this cake totally justified a happy dance – yum!

  2. Sally September 26, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

    oooooh yeah i’d totally do a dance for pumpkin cake! esp with a brown butter glaze. heavenly!

    • lapetitebaker September 27, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

      Thanks! The glaze take’s the cake from healthy to sinful.

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