Cinnamon Swirl Bundt with Pecan Brown Butter Glaze

Christina Haley


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 lovers 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


★★★★★ 3 votes

20 Min
1 Hr


  • 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.

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About Cinnamon Swirl Bundt with Pecan Brown Butter Glaze

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom

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