PECAN UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE

If you love pecans, brown sugar and a delicious moist cake you need to give this pecan upside down cake a try! It’s so good!!

Pecan Upside Down Cake

If you love this cake, you will also love the classic Pineapple Upside-Down Cake! It’s been a favorite for many years.

❤️WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE

We love that this cake is made in a 9 inch cake pan, it’s the perfect size for a small gathering. it’s also super easy to make and only a few ingredients. It’s made with a baking mix and we love how moist this cake is.

🍴KEY INGREDIENTS

  • Topping:
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Pecan pieces
  • Ingredients for Cake:
  • Baking mix (Bisquick, Jiffy Baking Mix or make your baking mix with our recipe)
  • White granulated sugar
  • Buttermilk
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract

SWAPS

You can use milk in this recipe but we prefer buttermilk because of the added fat content, and it makes the cake very moist.

🍽️HOW TO MAKE

This cake is easy to make and one your family will love! Easy to mix up and you don’t even have to get out your mixer.

COOKING STEPS

Step 1
Melt butter in oven in a 9 inch round cake pan.  Stir brown sugar into melted butter in pan.  Arrange pecans over butter and brown sugar.  

Step 2
Whisk together the baking mix and white sugar in a mixing bowl.  Add buttermilk, egg and vanilla extract.  Stir well with a spoon.  Spread over the pecans.  

Step 3
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until center tests done when stuck with a fork or toothpick. 

Step 4
Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes to cool before taking out of pan.  Makes 1 nine inch round cake. 4-6 servings.

Pecan Upside Down Cake

⭐TIP

We think this cake is even better the next day so you can easily make it a day in advance. It’s so good with a cup of coffee. Perfect for brunch!

OTHER SMALL CAKES

  • Peach Upside Down Cake – This dessert is made with canned peaches and a refreshing treat.
  • Chocolate Wacky Cake – This cake is made in a 9X9 and perfect for a small gathering. It also has no eggs, butter or milk. It’s sometimes called depression cake.
  • Busy Day Cake – Another snack size cake that anyone will love. Great with coffee!

❓FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I make this in a 10 inch cast iron?

Yes, but it will cook quicker and not be as thick.

Can I make my own baking mix?

Absolutely! Here is the link to our recipe.

STORING

We store this in an airtight container and it keeps for a few days.

Old Fashioned Water Pie

Also known as Depression Pie, this one is so easy and so good!

Southern Jam Cake

This cake is a holiday tradition in our family! It’s fantastic!

Old Fashioned Tomato Soup Cake

This cake was on the back of a Campbell Soup can years ago!

SERVING SIZE

This cake is about 8 slices, we consider that about 4 servings.

Pecan Upside-Down Cake

Anne Walkup
This Pecan Upside Down Cake is so easy to make and absolutely delicious! You don't even need to get out your mixer for this one! If you love pecans and brown sugar this simple dessert is for you.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

Topping:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup pecan pieces

Ingredients for Cake:

  • 1 1/3 cups baking mix Bisquick, Jiffy Baking Mix
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Melt butter in oven in a 9 inch round cake pan. Stir brown sugar into melted butter in pan. Arrange pecans over butter and brown sugar. Whisk together the baking mix and white sugar in a mixing bowl. Add buttermilk, egg and vanilla extract. Stir well with a spoon. Spread over the pecans.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until center tests done when stuck with a fork or toothpick. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes to cool before taking out of pan. Makes 1 nine inch round cake.
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