Easy Upside Down Cake Recipe

Easy Upside Down Cake: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Butter (or spray with a non stick vegetable spray) an 8 inch (20 cm) round baking pan.

Topping: Place the pecans on a baking sheet and bake for about 8 minutes or until lightly brown and fragrant. Let cool and then coarsely chop.

In a bowl, mix the brown sugar with the melted butter, cream, dried coconut, and chopped pecans. Evenly spread the mixture on the bottom of the prepared pan.

Cake: In a bowl, whisk the flour with the sugar, baking powder, and salt.

In another bowl, whisk the egg with the vanilla extract, milk, and melted butter. Stir or whisk the wet ingredients into the flour mixture until you have a smooth batter.

Pour the batter on top of the pecan topping, smoothing with an offset spatula or the back of a spoon. Bake for about 22 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. (The edges of the cake are just starting to pull away from the sides of the pan.) Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Then invert the cake onto a greased wire rack and let cool.

Serve warm, at room temperature, or cold.

Makes one - 8 inch (20 cm) cake.

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1 cup (100 grams) pecans or walnuts

1/3 cup (70 grams) firmly packed light brown sugar

4 tablespoons (55 grams) melted butter, at room temperature

2 tablespoons (25 grams) cream or milk

1/2 cup (45 grams) dried coconut (can use sweetened or unsweetened - shredded or flaked)


1 cup (130 grams) all purpose flour

1/3 cup (65 grams) granulated white sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons (6 grams) baking powder

1/4 teaspoon (1 gram) salt

1 large egg (50 grams), at room temperature

1 teaspoon (4 grams) pure vanilla extract

1/3 cup (80 ml/grams) full fat (whole) milk, at room temperature

4 tablespoons (55 grams) melted butter, at room temperature