Pecan Upside Down Bundt Cake

by Rachel

Have you ever had a pecan upside down bundt cake? If so, you might be thinking, “How the hell am I going to pull this off? This seems way too hard to make!” To your surprise, you’ll be happy to find out that you’re wrong! This crunchy pecan pie/cake is not that hard to make, and it is just as delicious as it looks.

The cake offers a perfect mix of moist and crunch. The nuts add a special flavor and texture, and the cake itself is soft and delicious. You can make this wonderful recipe in two steps: the topping and the batter. Follow the steps below to ensure your cake is just as delicious as you imagined!

How to make a Pecan Upside Down Bundt Cake?

The topping:

Combine melted butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt in a bowl using a whisk or a hand-held mixer. Mix until the brown sugar is fully integrated.
Add pecans to the mixture and stir until fully integrated.
Pour the resulting mixture into your bundt pan and press it into one layer.

The batter:

Combine your cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, water, and sour cream in a large bowl using a whisk or a hand-held mixer. Mix until there are no lumps.
Pour the batter over the pecan layer. Spread it out evenly and make sure it covers the entire layer of pecans.
Preheat your oven and bake the cake for 40-45 minutes, or until ready.
When the cake is out of the oven, don’t flip it just yet! Place it on a cooling rack for 10 minutes.
When the cake has cooled, place a large plate over the top of the bundt pan and flip it over.
Serve the cake while it’s still warm with vanilla ice cream. You can serve it once it’s cooled too.

How do I know that the cake is ready?

Take a regular toothpick or a very small knife and insert it in the middle of your cake. If the toothpick comes out completely clean, the batter is cooked through. If it comes out with chunks, it still needs some time in the oven.

How to flip your cake out of a bundt pan?

Start by not leaving the cake in the pan for too long. That can cause it to become damp and stick to the pan. 10 minutes is enough! When you invert the pan, tap it lightly and shake it to loosen it up a bit. That should do the job!

How is bundt cake different from regular cake?

The shape of the bundt pan allows the cake to cook through more evenly than a regular cake. Because of the shape, a bigger portion of the batter comes in direct contact with the pan. That also means that you need to be extra careful to make the cake moist and not overcook it.

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