Browned Butter Spiced Pear Bundt Cake with Apple Cider Glaze

Browned Butter Spiced Pear Bundt Cake Apple Cider Glaze

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A wonderfully fresh, dense, spongy cake with warm fall spices and subtle sweetness.


  • ¾ cup softened, plus 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 cups pears, thinly sliced (about 3 pears)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 ¼ cups buttermilk
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Apple Cider Glaze

  • ¾ cup apple cider
  • 1 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon butter, melted
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 300° F. Spray a 10 to 15-cup Bundt pan with nonstick baking spray and dust with flour. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add pears and ½ teaspoon cinnamon; cook, turning occasionally, until lightly browned and tender (about 5 minutes). Separate pears from browned butter in a medium bowl and let cool completely. Make sure not to discard the browned butter.
  3. In a large bowl, beat browned butter, 3/4 cup softened butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. In another large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
  5. With the mixer on low, gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture alternating with buttermilk. Beat just until combined after each addition.
  6. Fold in pears and vanilla.
  7. Spoon batter into prepared Bundt pan, making sure the top is smooth. Tap the pan a few times on the counter to release any air bubbles.
  8. Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center of the cake comes out clean.
  9. Let cake cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
  10. Invert cake onto a serving plate and let cool completely.
  11. Meanwhile, make Apple Cider Glaze by bringing the apple cider to a boil over medium-high heat and boiling until cider reduces to ¼ cup, about 5-8 minutes. Let come to room temperature.
  12. In a medium bowl, whisk together confectioners’ sugar, heavy whipping cream, melted butter, salt and cider until smooth.
  13. Drizzle mixture over cake.

Keywords: Browned Butter, Spiced, Pear, Bundt Cake, Apple Cider, Glaze

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