Brown Butter Bundt® Cake with Vanilla Bean Glaze

12 servings
30 min prep time
1 hr 20 min total time

Browning the butter first lends a darker and more gorgeous flavor to this stunning cake. Drizzling with a vanilla glaze provides the perfect sweet finish!



1 cup Vermont Creamery Sea Salt Cultured Butter - 82% Butterfat

2 1/3 cups cake flour

1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/3 cup sugar

5 large eggs, room temperature

1/3 cup heavy cream

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


1 cup powdered sugar

3 to 4 tablespoons heavy cream

1 vanilla bean, split, seeds removed


  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour 10-cup Bundt® pan; set aside.

  • STEP 2

    Melt butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, 10-12 minutes or until butter solids in bottom of pan begin to turn deep golden brown. (Butter will get foamy and bubble.) Immediately remove from heat. Pour butter, including brown bits, into bowl; set aside.

  • STEP 3

    Stir together flour, baking powder and salt in bowl. Combine brown sugar and sugar in another bowl. Add eggs, 1/3 cup cream and vanilla; beat until smooth. Add flour mixture; stir until well mixed. Stir in browned butter until just mixed. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan.

  • STEP 4

    Bake cake 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely.

  • STEP 5

    Whisk together all Glaze ingredients in small bowl, adding enough cream for desired consistency. Glaze cooled cake.