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Cake Mix Pecan Bundt Cake

Cake mix pecan bundt cake is an easy dessert that people love. With a rum glaze on top or enjoy plain right out of the oven, this is baked moist every time. One of the best cake mix hacks we have made lately which is a cheap treat that always impresses guests.

Pecan Bundt Cake

Cake mix pecan bundt cake is a fun treat. It’s not really cheating y’all, just makes it easier to start with this dry mix as the base and then add all the other ingredients (not the ones listed on the box itself). Made as a pudding cake you won’t believe how tender this turns out. (affiliate links present)

Pecan Upside Down Bundt Cake

You could make a cross between our Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake and this one, with nuts on the top! Not only does this option make it that much more beautiful when served but adds a bit of texture as well. A perfect add during the holidays on your buffet table that everyone will love.

Now if you are having an all adult get together, birthday or Super Bowl celebration, you may want to make this like our Cake Mix Rum Bundt Cake, with a little bit of added goodness inside.

Butter Pecan Bundt Cake

Cake Mix Pecan Bundt Cake Recipe

A cross between this and our Carrot Cake Bundt Cake is also yummy. You can in fac

  • Great Boxed Cake Mix Recipes, I used 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 box instant pudding mix vanilla used, 3.5 oz. – or Greek yogurt is a good alternative
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 c water or 1 full cup if you don’t add rum
  • Vegetable oil
  • Rum is optional, if not adding increase water to 1 full cup
  • Chopped pecans for the top of the bundt
  • Use a large bowl to mix together

You can make a simple glaze to add after reaching room temperature. Add a few caramelized pecans to the top, whole, if you like.

How to Make a Homemade Bundt Cake

Preheat your oven, grease and flour a 10-cup Bundt pan, making sure to coat all the nooks and crannies. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry mixture, and then set this aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream the wet ingredients like your softened butter and granulated sugar together until light and fluffy, which takes about 2-3 minutes with a hand mixer or stand mixer.

Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the dry ingredients in three parts. Begin and end with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined; do not overmix. Pour the cake batter into the prepared Bundt pan, spreading it evenly. Tap the pan on the counter a few times to remove any air bubbles.

How Long to Bake a Bundt Cake? Bake in the preheated oven for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. The exact baking time may vary based on your oven, so start checking for doneness around 45 minutes.

Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then carefully invert it onto a wire rack to cool completely. For the glaze, in a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until you have a smooth glaze. Adjust the consistency by adding more milk if needed. Drizzle the glaze over the top.

Bundt Cake with Nuts
pecan rum cake

Pecan Pie Bundt Cake

This is essentially a pecan upside down cake right? I mean what you add to the bottom of the pan will end up on the top once you flip it over. You may have only tried this as our Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Yellow Cake Mix  but adding nuts is fabulous too.

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease inside with non stick cooking spray and flour a bundt cake pan really well.
  • Sprinkle the pecans all over the bottom of the pan. Mix all the cake ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until well combined.
  • Pour the batter carefully into the pan over the pecans. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out mostly clean with wet crumbs attached. 
  • Meanwhile make the glaze. In a medium saucepan melt your butter.
  • Stir in the water and sugar.
  • Bring up to a boil and boil for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove the pan from the heat and add the rum. When you remove the cake from the ovenImmediately drizzle 1/3 of the glaze onto the cake.
  • Let the cake cook on a cooling rack in the pan for 10-15 minutes.
  • Gently invert the cake onto your serving plate.

Pecan Pudding Cake

Gently poke the cake with a fork or toothpick all over the cake.  Drizzle the rest of the glaze all over the cake. Let the cake cool completely and soak in all the glaze. Slice and serve with some ice cream or as is. You can jump to recipe below and get started.

How to Make a Homemade Bundt Cake

Bundt Cake with Nuts

You can use all sorts of different varieties, we just chose this one this time. A mix of two or three are wonderful too.

Butter Pecan Bundt Cake

Can you put nuts inside cake batter?

Yes you can. I would stick to about 1/2 cup of crushed pecans, walnuts or almonds for each batch. Same goes with chocolate chips or other add ins so you enhance the bundt cake but don’t overwhelm or weigh it down.

What is the secret to getting a bundt cake out?

1. Use a non-stick cooking spray or melted butter to generously coat the inside of the Bundt pan, making sure to get into all the crevices. Then, dust the greased pan with flour, tapping and rotating it to ensure even coverage.
2. Ensure that the cake is fully baked but not overcooked.
3. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 10-15 minutes after removing it from the oven.
4. Gently run a butter knife or offset spatula around the edges of the cake to loosen it from the sides of the pan.
5. Place a cooling rack or serving plate upside down over the top of the Bundt pan. Invert the pan and plate together, so the cake falls out.

Pecan Pie Bundt Cake

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Pecan Bundt Cake

Cake mix pecan bundt cake is an easy dessert that people love. With a rum glaze on top or enjoy plain out of the oven. Baked moist every time
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bundt cake, cake mix, nuts, pecan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 623kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Equipment

Ingredients

Bundt Cake Glaze

  • 1.5 c butter
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1.5 c sugar
  • 3/4 c rum optional, or add 1 cup of water instead of 1/4

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a bundt cake pan really well. Sprinkle the pecans all over the bottom of the pan. Mix all the cake ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until well combined.
  • Pour the batter carefully into the pan over the pecans. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Meanwhile make the glaze.
  • Bundt Cake Glaze – In a medium saucepan melt your butter. Stir in the water and sugar. Bring up to a boil and boil for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove the pan from the heat and add the rum. When you remove the cake from the oven Immediately drizzle 1/3 of the glaze onto the cake. Let the cake cook for 10-15 minutes.
  • Gently Invert the cake onto your serving plate. Gently poke the cake with a fork or toothpick all over the cake.  Drizzle the rest of the glaze all over the cake. Let the cake cool completely and soak in all the glaze. Slice and serve!

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Nutrition Facts
Pecan Bundt Cake
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 623 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 116mg39%
Sodium 559mg24%
Potassium 83mg2%
Carbohydrates 69g23%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 44g49%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 793IU16%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 113mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Jess Benoit

Monday 8th of January 2024

Oh my goodness, this pecan bundt cake looks amazing! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!

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