When I had a hankering for a batch of blondies the other day, I was kind of surprised that I hadn’t previously investigated bringing together the mouth-watering magic of brown butter and a chewy blondie. My bad. Oversight most excellently rectified.
Sometimes I like the frosting even more than the cake. Even if it’s a good cake. This vanilla bundt is a good cake. But I *may* have eaten more than a little of this browned butter glaze with a spoon.
“Crack” is a title I reserve for the kinds of sweets that are so freakin sugary-delicious that they’re slightly brain-melting in terms of good/addictiveness. These decidedly qualify.
I have a confession to make… in general, I think out of the box brownie mixes are better than brownies from scratch. Crazy, I know. But it’s true. I haven’t found a brownie recipe that really beats Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate mix. But! These brown butter brownies come close. And they offer a rich nuttiness (thanks to the browned butter) that’s distinct and delicious.
This is an elegant little cake – very classy and not too sweet (which is why I felt compelled to drizzle it with Nutella).