Indulgence in Every Bite—The Brown Sugar Brown Butter Cake

Let’s explore a recipe that’s sure to delight your taste buds and warm your heart – the Brown Sugar Brown Butter Cake! This sweet and rich dessert is a true testament to the magic that can be created in the kitchen.

Brown sugar brown butter loaf cake is the more decadent and rich version of a regular sugar loaf cake. The intense flavors from the browned butter and sugar add a wonderful depth of flavor—and the overall process is simple to throw together!

Preheat and Prep

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Cover two 9-inch cake pans (circle or square will both work) with parchment paper.

Browning the Butter

Brown Butter

In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. The butter will bubble and foam and the milk solids will separate from the fat. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the milk solids turn a golden brown color and has a nutty aroma. Remove from heat and let it cool.

The Batter

The Batter

In a large mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, baking powder, eggs, and milk. Beat the mixture until it’s smooth and well combined.

Slowly pour the cooled brown butter into the sugar and egg mixture, mixing continuously.

Add the flour and mix gently, switching to a spatula once most of the flour is mixed in to avoid over mixing.

The Baking

Baked Brown Butter Cakes

Divide the batter into the prepared cake pans and spread it out evenly. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Cool and Serve

Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, slice and serve this delightful Brown Sugar Brown Butter Cake.

Enjoy the rich, caramelized flavors and the comforting essence of brown sugar and brown butter in every bite. This cake is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a family gathering, a celebration, or simply a treat for yourself. Happy baking!


  • 2/3 cup salted butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk, room temperature
  • 4 cups flour


1. Preheat oven to 350° and line two 9” cake pans with parchment paper

2. Melt butter in a saucepan on medium heat mixing continuously until the butter turns brown and nutty. Set aside to cool

3. Mix together brown sugar, baking powder, eggs, milk, and cooled butter. Then add flour and whisk until just combined

4. Divide the batter between the two cake pans and spread evenly. Bake for ~35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool and enjoy!

Disclaimer: Always check for allergies and dietary restrictions before preparing and consuming any recipe.

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