If your kind of baking involves simple yet delicious desserts, you’re in for a real treat. This recipe for Hummingbird Upside-Down Bundt Cake from Betty Crocker shows you how you can take that cake mix from your pantry and turn it into a bundt cake that’s far from average in no time at all.
This recipe combines the best of an upside-down pineapple cake and sweet, Southern-inspired Hummingbird cake to create the ultimate sweet and fruity dessert option.
If you follow along with the Betty Crocker recipe, you’ll make a cake batter, a filling and a frosting from scratch — with a little help from cake mix straight from the box, but your secret’s safe with us.
Once you’ve got your bundt pan heavily greased to prevent sticking, you’ll line the bottom of the pan with butter, brown sugar and pineapple slices. Next, you’ll add the cake batter layer, which calls for the cake mix, ripe bananas, cinnamon and other goodies. Then, bake until a toothpick comes out clean.
From there, you’ll leave the cake in the bundt pan and treat it like a poke cake, poking holes evenly along the bottom of the cake.
This step is what will make your cake extra moist. You’re going to fill those holes with a mixture of sweetened condensed milk and pineapple juice. Once you’ve poured the filling in, place the entire bundt pan in the fridge for a couple of hours to really let the liquid set in.
Next, it’s time to remove the cake from the bundt pan and prepare your delicious dessert for serving. You’ll top it with a frosting of powdered sugar, pineapple juice and toasted pecans, then slice this sweet treat right up:
If you’re interested in trying out a more traditional take on hummingbird cake — one that has a classic frosting instead of pineapples and glaze on top — you can follow along with this recipe from Mom On Timeout, which still incorporates bananas, pineapples and pecans into the cake batter, but finishes the dessert off with a cream cheese frosting:
And if this is all reminding you how much you love a classic pineapple upside-down cake, Betty Crocker’s got you covered there, too. You can easily create a pineapple upside-down sheet cake with yellow cake mix instead:
There’s no going wrong with any of these dessert recipes. But, we’ve got to admit we kind of love the idea of taking pineapple upside-down cake, hummingbird cake and poke cake to the next level by combining them into one dessert.
What could be better?