Pumpkin Cake with Browned Butter Icing

Prep Time
30 min
Marinate Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Other Time
24 hr
Tools Required
10-inch Bundt pan

This cake will seem dry the first day, but will get moist the next day if wrapped in plastic wrap. It will keep for days.

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Ben Mims
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can (15-oz) can pureed pumpkin
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour (or spray with baking spray) a 10-inch Bundt pan and set aside. Whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, cloves and nutmeg in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk together brown sugar, oil and eggs; whisk in pumpkin until smooth. Add dry ingredients and stir just until incorporated. Pour into Bundt pan, and smooth top. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 55 to 60 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.
  2. To make the icing, heat butter in a small pot or skillet over high heat, swirling pan, until butter begins to brown and smell nutty. Pour into a bowl and add confectioners’ sugar; stir until smooth. Add maple syrup, vanilla and salt, and stir until smooth.
  3. Invert Bundt pan over a cake platter and remove pan. Pour icing over cake and let set for about 15 minutes. Wrap loosely in plastic wrap and let sit for 1 day before slicing and eating.

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