Irresistible Pecan Upside Down Bundt Cake: A Sweet Twist on a Classic

1. Introduction

Welcome to the delightful world of baking, where simplicity meets elegance in the form of our Pecan Upside Down Bundt Cake. This recipe is a perfect blend of a crunchy, nutty topping and a soft, moist cake, creating a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, this cake is a foolproof way to impress your guests or treat yourself to a delicious dessert. Let’s embark on this culinary journey and unveil the secrets to making this mouth-watering cake.

2. Ingredients

Pecan Topping:

  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Cake Batter:

  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp sour cream

3. & 4. Directions & How to Prepare

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Pecan Topping:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together melted butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt until the sugar is slightly dissolved.
  • Add chopped pecans, stirring until well combined.
  • Pour this mixture into a liberally sprayed bundt pan.

Cake Batter:

  • In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, water, and sour cream according to the package directions.
  • Carefully pour the batter over the pecan mixture in the pan, spreading evenly.


  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on a rack for 10 minutes, then run a knife around the edges and invert onto a cake plate.

5. Preparation Time

  • Total Time: Approximately 1 hour
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Baking Time: 40-45 minutes
  • Cooling Time: 10 minutes

6. Servings

This recipe yields one delectable cake, serving approximately 8-10 people.

7. FAQs

Q: Can I use a different type of nut? A: Absolutely! Walnuts or almonds can be great substitutes for pecans.

Q: How do I store the cake? A: Store it at room temperature or refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Q: Can I make this cake gluten-free? A: Yes, use a gluten-free cake mix and check the other ingredients.

Q: What can I serve with this cake? A: It pairs beautifully with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Q: Can I freeze this cake? A: Yes, wrap it well and freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.

8. Conclusion

Our Pecan Upside Down Bundt Cake stands as a testament to the beauty of simple ingredients coming together to create something extraordinary. The blend of crunchy pecans with the soft, moist cake offers a delightful contrast in textures, making every bite a memorable experience. This cake is not just a dessert; it’s a celebration of flavors, perfect for any occasion or a cozy night in. So, preheat your oven, gather your ingredients, and get ready to bake a masterpiece that promises to be as enjoyable to make as it is to eat. Bon appétit!