Pecan Upside Down Cake

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By Tiffany
April 30, 2023


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The Pecan Upside Down Cake is a combination of flavors that tantalizes the taste buds and leaves you asking for another piece!

The caramelized pecans provide a delectable sweetness and nutty aroma that perfectly complement the tender, buttery cake beneath. Each bite is a harmonious blend of textures, with the smoothness of the caramel and the slight crunch of the pecans, all enveloped in the moist, pillowy cake. This divine combination of flavors creates an unforgettable culinary experience that never fails to leave me and my guests craving more.

Beyond its mouth-watering taste, the Pecan Upside Down Cake is also a work of art. When you invert the cake onto a serving platter, a mesmerizing mosaic of caramelized pecans adorns the top, creating a stunning visual display. The golden hues of the caramelized pecans contrast beautifully with the rich, deep color of the cake, making it a centerpiece that demands attention and admiration. It is a true showstopper that not only delights the palate but also captivates the eyes.

Another reason why I am head over heels for the Pecan Upside Down Cake is its versatility. While the classic recipe calls for pecans, you can easily experiment with other nuts or even incorporate seasonal fruits for a delightful twist.

Whether you choose to add a hint of cinnamon or infuse the cake with a touch of bourbon, the Pecan Upside Down Cake is a canvas for endless creative exploration.

This versatility allows me to constantly reinvent and surprise my taste buds, ensuring that the joy of baking remains fresh and exciting.

The Pecan Upside Down Cake holds a special place in my heart. Its harmonious blend of flavors, stunning aesthetics, and versatility make it a true masterpiece. The delight I feel when indulging in a slice of this cake, or watching others savor its deliciousness, is an affirmation of the joy that baking brings. I invite you to embark on your own culinary adventure and experience the pure bliss of a homemade Pecan Upside Down Cake. Let this extraordinary creation bring happiness and fulfillment to your baking endeavors.

I hope you give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments below!

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Enjoy and happy baking!

Pecan Upside Down Cake

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Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8 people



Cake Batter

  • A box of vanilla cake mix
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1/2 Cup oil or melted cooled butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp sour cream

Pecan Topping

  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 Cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 Cup melted butter
  • 1 Cup chopped pecans
  • A pinch of salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit
  • In large bowl, beat butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt until all sugar has dissolved
  • Stir in pecans
  • In a separate bowl, combine cake mix, butter, water, sour cream, and eggs with a mixer or whisk until smooth
  • Prepare a 10-inch bundt pan with butter, oil, or spray
  • Pour sugar and pecan mixture into bundt pan
  • Pour cake batter over the pecans
  • Spread evenly
  • Bake approximately 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  • Remove from oven, and place on a rack to cool
  • Do not flp pan until cooled at least 10 minutes
  • Place a serving plate or cutting board on top of bundt pan, and flip pan over - allowing cake to slide out onto the plate or board
  • To loosen pecans, tapping the bottom of the bundt pan may help
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, Cakes,, pecan, pecan cake, upside down cake
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