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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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 398kcal


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