Pecan Pie Upside Down Cake

Pecan Pie Upside Down Cake! You don't need to be a skilled baker to bake up this effortlessly gorgeous, but oh-so delicious cake. A light and fluffy vanilla cake that's made with extra vanilla, finished with everyone's favorite gooey pecan and brown sugar filling from the classic dessert; pecan pie! 

4 Quick Tips For This Pecan Pie Upside Down Cake

01 Do not over-mix the cake batter.

02 When making the syrup, do not let it boil!

03 Remember to preheat your oven!

04 This cake needs to be baked in an 8-inch round by 3-inch tall cake pan.

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Combine brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves.


Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Spread pecans evenly in bottom of pan. Pour syrup over top of pecans. Set aside.


In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.


Add milk, oil, egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. Whisk until smooth. Ladle over pecan mixture.


Bake for 45 minutes, or until done. While the cake is still warm, invert the cake onto lipped cake plate or serving plate.


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