I know what you’re thinking… “How can I possibly make this Pecan Upside-Down Bundt Cake from scratch? It looks so fancy, and it’s like a cake and pecan pie all in one!”
Well, two of those points are true. It does look fancy, and it is like a cake and pecan pie all in one, but you can make it. I’ll even let you in on a little secret, it’s made using a boxed cake mix so half the work is already done for you!
The moist, not-too-sweet cake base pairs perfectly with the crunchy, nutty, pecan pie filling-like topping to create a match made in heaven. Not to mention, the flip!
We love upside-down cakes, and this unbeatable combination of pecan pie and upside-down cake is no exception. Brown sugar, melted butter and pecan halves are mixed together and spread in a cake pan, which then gets topped with a sweet Bisquick™ batter, baked, and drizzled with a powdered sugar-milk glaze.
The end result is a gooey pecan pie layer that sits atop a fluffy—yet dense—cake, instead of a pie crust. This dessert is a wonderful treat for fall (or all year-round for pecan pie lovers!) and tastes especially delightful when served with a side of from-scratch sweetened whipped cream. We love this cake as a sweet addition to any meal—either a post-dinner treat or even as a star of your next brunch party!
Pecan Upside Down Cake Ingredients
1 cup unsalted butter, divided
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup