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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Frosting

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

Directions

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.

Glaze:

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

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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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