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A pumpkin cake on cake stand

Pumpkin Cake with Browned Butter Glaze

This is basically Fall on a cake stand. The pumpkin flavor shines through in the cake and it's deliciously moist. Using a cake mix makes things simple, too. The glaze is simply out of this world. Browned butter truly is magical.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy cake recipes, easy dessert recipes, easy pumpkin recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16 servings
Calories 282kcal


For the cake:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 15 ounces pumpkin 1 can
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 large eggs

For the glaze:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  • To make the cake, preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter a bundt pan.
  • Beat together all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer for 2 minutes or until well combined, light, and somewhat fluffy.
  • Add batter to bundt pan and bake for 40-50 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
  • Cool for 15 minutes in the bundt pan before turning onto a cake platter to finish cooling.
  • For the glaze, melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat until browned, about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Pour the butter into a small bowl and whisk in the powdered sugar and milk until smooth.
  • Drizzle over the top of the cooled cake.



Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 125mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 2420IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1.1mg