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Pumpkin Pound Cake | Grandbaby Cakes

Pumpkin Pound Cake with Brown Butter Glaze

Pumpkin Pound Cake Recipe – A sensational rich and spiced tender pumpkin pound cake with a to die for brown butter glaze! One of the best pumpkin dessert recipes ever!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword autumn recipes, pound cake recipes, pumpkin recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 398kcal
Author Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby-Cakes.com


For the Pound Cake:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup sour cream room temperature
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract

For the Browned Butter Glaze:

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter melted and browned until tiny specs form
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk


For the Pound Cake:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare your 10 cup bundt pan with shortening and flour or non-stick baking spray.
  • In your mixer bowl, cream together butter, sugar and salt on high speed until light and fluffy for 5 minutes.
  • Next add in eggs, one at a time, and mix until well incorporated.
  • Slow mixer to lowest speed and carefully add in flour, cinnamon and baking powder then add in sour cream, pumpkin and extract and cream until just combined.
  • Pour cake batter into bundt pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out moist but mostly clean.
  • Cool cake for 10 minutes then invert cake onto cooling rack and cool until room temperature.

For the Brown Butter Glaze:

  • Whisk together melted butter, confectioner's sugar and milk.
  • Drizzle glaze over cooled cake and serve.


NOTE: Eggs are very important to the structure of a cake. They have one of the most crucial jobs of all. The egg whites stiffen the cake bringing it all together.


Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 2405IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1.6mg