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cinnamon swirl bundt with pecan brown butter glaze

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Christina Haley
Union City, TN

I have made this recipe for years. It never had pecans in it or a glaze until I just recently decided it would be awesome to add the pecans and finish it off with this glaze concoction I made. It is especially delicious with a cup of coffee and a great holiday cake recipe. Please enjoy :)

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This cake is a cinnamon and pecan lover's dream - it's bursting with cinnamon flavor and full of pecans inside and out. The cake is tender and moist inside with a slight crust on the outside. The browned butter glaze is almost like a cinnamon-flavored praline glaze. Guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves Many
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For cinnamon swirl bundt with pecan brown butter glaze

  • CAKE
  • 2 stick
    butter, softened
  • 4
  • 2 c
  • 2 c
    sour cream
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 pinch
    kosher salt
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/4 c
    chopped pecans
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make cinnamon swirl bundt with pecan brown butter glaze

  • 1
    Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • 2
    Add one egg at a time, mixing in between.
  • 3
    Add sour cream and vanilla and mix.
  • 4
    Mix dry ingredients together.
  • 5
    Mix in dry ingredients in thirds, mixing and scraping sides of bowl in between each third.
  • 6
    Stir in pecans.
  • 7
    Mix filling ingredients in a separate bowl.
  • 8
    Grease bundt pan and pour half of the cake batter into the pan... smooth evenly.
  • 9
    Pour filling mixture over layer of batter.
  • 10
    Add the rest of the cake batter and smooth evenly.
  • 11
    With a butter knife swirl down into batter all around the pan.
  • 12
    Bake at 350 for 50 - 60 minutes until knife comes out clean and cake is browned.
  • 13
    Flip out on to platter or cake plate.
  • 14
    Melt butter and add cinnamon and pecans. Cook until butter starts to slightly brown. Add vanilla and add to powdered sugar. Stir in milk and pour over cooled cake. Enjoy.