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Chai Spiced Pound Cake with Brown Butter Glaze
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins
This Chai Spiced Pound Cake with Brown Butter Glaze is such a warm and cozy dessert for the winter season ahead!
Course: Dessert, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 496 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
Chai Spiced Pound Cake
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. cardamon
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
Brown Butter Glaze
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
Chai Spiced Pound Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan generously with nonstick cooking spray with flour. Set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, cardamon, allspice and cloves. 

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars on medium speed for 4 minutes. Scrape down the bowl if necessary. Add eggs, one at a time, beating one minute after each addition. Beat in vanilla. 

  4. Reduce speed to low and slowly add half the flour mixture, then the milk, then the remainder of the flour mixture just until combined. Do not over mix. Spread batter in prepared pan. 

  5. Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. If cake is browning too much on top, tent with a piece of foil. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and place on wire rack with a piece of wax paper underneath. Pour brown butter glaze over cooled loaf. Let the glaze set for 2 hours before serving.

Brown Butter Glaze
  1. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat stirring occasionally. Watch carefully so it doesn't burn. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the butter begins to give off a nutty aroma and begins to brown. Remove from heat. Pour the melted brown butter into a medium bowl, leaving the brown bits behind.

  2. Add the sifted confectioners' sugar, vanilla and 2 tablespoons milk. Whisk until smooth, adding more milk if necessary to achieve a pouring consistency. 

Nutrition Facts
Chai Spiced Pound Cake with Brown Butter Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 496 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 137mg46%
Sodium 140mg6%
Potassium 138mg4%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 43g48%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 845IU17%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.