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Apricot Filled Pumpkin Cake with Brown Butter Frosting | URBAN BAKES

Apricot Filled Pumpkin Cake with Brown Butter Frosting

  • Author: Connie
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 1 bundt cake 1x


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Apricot Streusel

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/2 cup (about 14) dried apricots, finely chopped

Pumpkin Cake

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin

Brown Butter Frosting

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter (do not use margarine)
  • 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 34 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup (about 7) dried apricot, finely chopped (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Grease 12-cup fluted tube cake pan and lightly flour.
  2. In small bowl, mix all streusel ingredients together except the apricots. When fine crumbs form, stir in apricots; set aside.
  3. In medium bowl, whisk together 3 cups of flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and salt, set aside.
  4. In large bowl, cream 1 cup butter and granulated sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in pumpkin.
  5. On low speed, gradually beat in flour mixture until blended. Fill cake using the above pictorial.
  6. Bake 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in cake comes out clean and top is golden brown. Cool 15 minutes. Remove cake from pan and cool for about 1 hour before frosting.
  7. Meanwhile, in a 2-quart saucepan, heat butter over medium heat, stirring continuously until light golden brown; cool slightly.
  8. Stir in powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Add additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until desired consistency is developed.
  9. Spoon frosting over cake allowing some to drip down the sides. Garnish with apricots.
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Cuisine: American

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