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Top down view of a bundt cake with white glaze next to sliced oranges on table.

Orange Brown Butter Cake

Delicious Orange Brown Butter Cake made with honey, orange zest, and topped with an orange glaze. Orange Bundt Cake made with rich browned butter.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 slices
Author Jenn


Orange Brown Butter Cake

  • 2 Cups (250 grams) All Purpose Flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons Orange Zest
  • 8 Tablespoons (113 grams) Unsalted Butter browned
  • ¾ Cup (270 grams) Honey
  • 3 Tablespoons Fresh Orange Juice
  • ½ Cup (125 ml) Whole Milk
  • ¼ Cup (50 grams) Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs

Orange Cake Glaze

  • 1 ½ Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 4-5 Tablespoons Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract


  • Preheat oven to 325 F (163 C) and spray a 10 inch or 9 cup bundt pan with non stick baking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, hand whisk together sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and orange zest.
  • Brown your butter by placing in a small skillet on medium heat. Stir until butter is melted. Continue to stir and heat until butter is foamy and brownish in color.
  • Pour brown butter into bowl of stand mixer. Allow butter to cool completely.
  • Add honey, orange juice, milk, sugar, and slightly beaten eggs.
  • Mix on medium with paddle attachment until smooth.
  • Slowly spoon in flour mixture on medium speed until a cake batter is formed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl to incorporate all ingredients. DO NOT over mix batter!
  • Pour batter into prepared bundt pan.
  • Place pan on middle rack of oven and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Place pan on cooling rack to completely cool before inverting cake onto serving dish.
  • Combine all ingredients for orange glaze into a small mixing bowl.
  • Stir with a whisk until smooth. If you would like a thicker glaze add more powdered sugar a ¼ cup at time and mix again. If you would like a thinner glaze add more orange juice a tablespoon at a time and mix again.
  • Pour orange glaze onto cooled bundt cake and serve.