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Caramel-Mustard Glaze with Mustard Seeds

Yields1 ServingPrep Time15 minsCook Time7 minsTotal Time22 mins

Velvety-smooth with irresistible notes of heat and spice, this gorgeous glaze gives your pound cake an elegant look and incredible sweet-tangy finish. Stirred up in a saucepan, this quick sauce works as a finish for ice cream, bread pudding, and cookies. Make the glaze just before you want to use it on the cooled cake.

Caramel-Mustard Glaze with Mustard Seeds

 ½ cup light brown sugar
 ¼ cup unsalted butter
 ¼ cup half-and-half
 1 ½ cups powdered sugar, sifted
 2 tsp Dijon mustard
 ½ tsp vanilla extract
 3 Tbsp yellow mustard seed

Combine the brown sugar and butter in a medium 1 qt saucepan.


Use a large spoon or a table knife to cut butter into four big chunks.


Place the pot over medium heat and stir often as the butter melts, mixing to make a smooth, thick sauce.


Add the half-and-half and stir well as the mixture comes to a gentle boil. Cook just until everything combines into a smooth, thick sauce, 1 to 2 minutes.


Remove from heat and stir in the powdered sugar. Use a whisk or a fork to mix the sugar into the sauce smoothly and completely. Add Dijon mustard and vanilla extract and stir to combine everything into a smooth, luscious, thick and irresistible sauce.


Pour the warm Caramel-Mustard Glaze over the top of the cooled Molasses-Mustard Gingerbread Pound Cake, allowing it to cover the top of the cake and flow down the sides in handsome rivulets of mustardy-caramel goodness.


Sprinkle with yellow mustard seeds at once to help them adhere to the glaze.


Can use evaporated milk instead of the half-and-half. Can use salted butter.


If the glaze cools before you have time to pour it over the cake, reheat it very gently, stirring constantly and adding a tablespoon or two of half-and-half to restore its fluid texture. Use the rewarmed glaze at once.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tbsp

Amount Per Serving
Calories 70
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g4%

Saturated Fat 1.5g8%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 15mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 12g4%

Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 12g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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