Pecan Upside Down Cake

05 Apr 2024

Pecan Upside Down Cake

| easy | Serves


  • For the caramel pecan topping:
  • 110g butter
  • 110g light brown sugar
  • 3tbsp golden syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 100g pecans
  • For the cake:
  • 170g white sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200ml milk
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 80ml vegetable oil



Preheat the grill

Preheat the grill to 180°C and grease a cast iron pan ready for the cake.


Melt the butter and mix with the brown sugar

Melt the butter and mix with the brown sugar, syrup and salt on the side burner until the sugar dissolves to a caramel. Then stir in the pecans.

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Spread the caramel

Spread the caramel pecans evenly in the cast iron pan.

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Make the cake mix

Make the cake mix by combining the sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and flour in a mixer then add the milk, vinegar and oil and mix on a medium speed.

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Add the cake mix on top of the caramel pecans

Add the cake mix on top of the caramel pecans in the cast iron then place in the grill and shut the lid to bake for approximately 40 – 45 minutes, checking periodically that the cake has cooked through to the centre.

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Remove from the heat and allow to cool

Once cooked, remove from the heat and allow to cool for 30 minutes before flipping on to a serving plate. Tap to release the cake and enjoy!

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Recipe Author

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Hailing from East London, Jack is a culinary artisan with a passion for all things smoky, sizzling, and downright delicious. With a background deeply rooted in the art of barbecue, Jack has honed his craft over the years, becoming a true pitmaster extraordinaire. More than just a chef, Jack is a firm believer that barbecue is about more than just food—it's about bringing people together with an aim to turn every meal into a memorable experience.

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