brown butter vanilla bean weekend cake~baking chez moi

Brown Butter Vanilla Bean Weekend Cake from Baking Chez Moi / Patty's FoodAfter a second try using a loaf pan and an addition of  brown butter vanilla bean glaze, this simple brown butter vanilla bean weekend cake turned out to be a keeper recipe, just the way I imagined it would be.  The first time I tried this recipe it was a colossal disappointment and I’m guessing the thick luscious fragrant cake batter did not like my cute new Bundt pan which may have been the cause of it turning out slightly dry and too sturdy, not good qualities in a weekend cake.

So, was my baking experience this week from Baking Chez Moi for Tuesdays with Dorie an episode of woman versus cake?… kind of.  After baking the first weekend cake in a Bundt pan and waiting a few days before cutting off a slice to taste, as advised to develop the flavors, I was not impressed with my results.  My first thought was, forget it-I’m not baking this one again, but then I remembered how good the brown butter vanilla bean infused batter looked and smelled- so tempting.  And that I also have the benefit of baking through a wonderful collection of recipes from Baking Chez Moi with a group of dedicated bakers, the gang from Tuesdays with Dorie and that many of these bakers loved this recipe…Please check out their results here.  So, I decided to make it again, this time in a loaf pan and with a glaze.  I just felt like it needed something sweet on it or with it, like ice cream, a sauce or a glaze.  So glaze it was,  I stirred brown butter, vanilla bean paste, cream and rum into powdered sugar and after a short time of whisking I had a pretty tasty glaze which I spread over the slightly warm cake.  Yum, it was good and finally I-the woman- had in the end won this round with cake. Brown Butter Vanilla Bean Weekend Cake from Baking Chez Moi / Patty's FoodBrown Butter Vanilla Bean Weekend Cake from Baking Chez Moi / Patty's Food


  1. That glaze really does the trick on this one Patty, it looks fantastic. We loved the cake flavors both
    plain and also with jam.

  2. Looks beautiful with the glaze – I’m sure that took it up another notch!

  3. I love your glaze idea. I had looked at glazes with butter (and rum!) for my last cake, but love the idea of browned butter. Maybe next time!

  4. Your cake looks absolutely beautiful and your glaze sounds delicious!

  5. The butter cake looks so good with that awesome glaze, Patty.

  6. Ooooo Patty, That glaze looks amazing! You the woman! I need to make this one again just so I can try your glaze! Gorgeous!
    We were actually spared most of the fury of the Blizzard of 2015! For us, it was mostly hype! We got about 5 inches of snow…on top of the 11 inches we got on Saturday. However, my daughter on Long Island got about 24 inches, and it was still snowing! I think the storm was riding the coast!

  7. I’m glad you made a second cake that was more to your liking. The glaze looks and sounds delicious!

  8. Your diligence paid off…that is one beautiful cake and the glaze draped all over just makes it all the better! So pretty.

  9. A glaze kicks this one up a notch! I was tempted to make some mini-Bundts, but after your first experience, I’m glad I didn’t. So fun to be baking with you, Patty!

  10. I love the look of your cake slathered with that glaze. Beautiful! I’m glad that the second one turned out so well for you.

  11. Score one for Patty – this looks delicious! I have a hard time resisting a good glaze :-)

  12. Every good cake deserves a second chance, eh? Glad the glaze did the trick- the cake looks really beautiful! :)

  13. Your glaze idea makes for a beautiful cake, I bet it adds a great flavour as well. Way to go on the second try!

  14. The glaze looks wonderful – need to try. Looks fantastic! And yes this cake just calls for a loaf pan!

  15. he Brown Butter, Vanilla Bean Weekend Cake looks so Inviting! I often feel the same way about recipes I make from treasured cookbooks. They need a little something else! I especially feel that way about desserts. They need to be worthy of the calorie splurge!

  16. Oh I love the idea of the glaze…will have to try that next time!!

  17. I still don’t have Dorie’s new book but I want it badly! What a gorgeous cake and I love your glaze.

  18. Yay! So glad you tried it again and liked it. The glaze looks really good.

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