Spice Bundt Cake with Brown Butter Vanilla Bean Glaze - Day #4 of Food Librarian's I Like Big Bundts 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Spice Bundt Cake with Brown Butter Vanilla Bean Glaze
Spice Bundt Cake with Brown Butter Vanilla Bean Glaze
I Like Big Bundts - Day #4

Whoo hoo! I'm up to Day #4 of I Like Big Bundts. Only 26 more to make! Eeck! I'm crazy about the Bundt and am always looking for recipes and inspiration. This year, I decided to reach out to my baking teacher, Carol Cotner Thompson for a recipe.

Carol Cotner Thompson teaches professional baking and cooking classes at the New School of Cooking in Culver City, California. I took the Pro Baking I classes in 2009 and loved it! Carol has over 20 years of culinary education experience (yeah, she started when she was a child) and is a thoughtful instructor. Funny, relaxed and filled with insight of the baking and culinary world. Carol has a blog with recipes and you should definitely check it out!

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I hope you bake a bundt on National Bundt Day (more like International Bundt day with the number of different countries that participated in the last two years) on November 15th. Let's all spread some bundt love around...and Carol's is the perfect recipe to do just that! (Submission info will be posted next week)

Spice Bundt Cake with Brown Butter Vanilla Bean Glaze
Carol spices up this bundt with cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Butter and cream cheese are used in the cake. And the glaze? Awesomeness! You brown some butter and mix it with vanilla beans (I used vanilla paste), milk and powered sugar. Brown butter is so amazing. The combo of the brown butter bits and vanilla bean seeds is subtle-looking but gives the glaze a great flavor.

Spice Bundt Cake with Brown Butter Vanilla Bean Glaze
There's nothing like pulling a yummy bundt from the oven!

Spice Bundt Cake with Brown Butter Vanilla Bean Glaze
Be sure to stop by Carol's blog to see more recipes, and if you are in the Los Angeles area, check out New School of Cooking for some fun professional and recreation classes in both pastries and savories. You can read a series of posts about my 2009-10 Pro Baking Classes here.

Thanks so much Carol for the recipe and your support of my baking adventures. :) - mary

Recap of I Like Big Bundts 3:
Day #1: Buttercake Bakery's Marble Bundt Cake
Day #2: Lemon Bliss Bundt
Day #3: Double-Chocolate Bundt Cake with Ganache Glaze

Recipe: Click here for recipe on Carol Cotner Thompson's blog

Bundt Pan: Traditional 12-cup Bundt Pan
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Mr. P said... [Reply to comment]

I already baked one! And there'll be another this weekend...


3 years Mary. You are bonkers!

Dharma said... [Reply to comment]

I eat them all, the photo is to faint taste. regards

Jan said... [Reply to comment]

I am, once again, glued to these "I like big bundts" posts. I eagerly await each one! I love spice cakes and brown butter everything!

P.S. I was wondering what you use to grease and flour your pans? Do you use the cooking spray for baking (with flour in it)? Because I usually grease and flour the traditional way but the surface of my bundts is never as smooth and lovely as yours!

Di said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, wow. Spices -and- browned butter? I'm making this one this weekend. Maybe even tonight...

Katrina said... [Reply to comment]

Looks great! Off to check out Carol's blog.

Lisa said... [Reply to comment]

Oh I have been waiting for you Big Bundt month to come around again. I've loved the past two years of it and always look forward to seeing your yummy choices each year. Spice is the best!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

look absolutely perfect... the browning is just amazing!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Anything brown butter…but then ya went and added spices AND vanilla bean. Yowza! OK,time to go see Carol's blog.

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

Brown butter is amazing. Looks great.

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