Anything with a brown butter glaze drizzled on top has GOT to be good. And these mini bundt cakes are no exception.
Several months ago, Mitch and I were perusing the aisles at Goodwill (one of my favorite pastimes 😉 ) when an orange mini bundt pan caught my eye. I thought it was the cutest thing ever, so a couple dollars later, it was mine. I’ve been waiting for fall temps to break it out because to me, bundt pans and chilly weather go hand in hand. Not quite sure why, but that’s what’s in my head anyway. (If you don’t have a mini bundt pan, no worries…this recipe can be made in a regular-sized bundt pan but you’ll need to double the recipe.)
So when thinking about what to make in these, my mind went immediately to Thanksgiving. The addition of cute little bundt cakes to my Thanksgiving Day dessert table made me smile. So here we are: Pumpkin Gingerbread Mini Bundt Cakes.
These little cakes are packed with flavor–all the fall flavors that we’ve come to love and savor this time of year. This recipe features Golden Barrel Supreme Baking Molasses. If you want to add a little bit of warmth into your baking, molasses does the trick! It’s perfect for these chilly days and the holidays coming up.
I made this recipe several times and adjusted it according to our taste. The first time I used a half cup molasses and the cakes turned out very rich and moist. If you love the taste of molasses, use a half cup. Mitch liked the richer ones. The second time I made the recipe, I cut the amount back to a 1/3 cup molasses. To me, the second batch was better. It’s all about your preference, so experiment!
Finished off with a brown butter glaze, these cakes are topped with that perfect layer of glazed sweetness. I’m a big fan of brown butter…and in this recipe, the flavor complements the gingerbread perfectly.
You can see the specks of brown butter in the icing here. Believe me, the glaze alone is delicious, but when paired with the cake, it’s a match made in culinary heaven.
So, are you guys totally ready for Thanksgiving? If there’s a spot left for another dessert, how cute would these little cakes look on your dessert table? Perfect with a cup of coffee…yum…
Kat is a mother of three boys who loves to bake and enjoys all things DIY. She has been blogging since 2010 featuring recipes and home design projects. Some of her home projects have been featured in Country Living and This Old House magazine, as well as many other prominent DIY blogs and websites.