Hummingbird Upside-Down Bundt Cake

(from Lucianolinda’s recipe box)

Source: Arkansas Living

Categories: Cake- torte- frostings


  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 pineapple slices (from 20 oz. can) drained, juice reserved
  • 1 box Betty Crocker Super-moist yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup reserved pineapple juice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed very ripe bananas (2 medium)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • Filling:
  • 1 cup (from 14 oz. can) canned sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
  • 1/4 cup reserved pineapple juice
  • Topping:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. reserved pineapple juice
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped pecans. toasted


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Generously spray 12-cup Bundt cake pan with baking spray with flour. Pour 2 Tbsp. of the melted butter evenly in bottom of pan. Sprinkle brown sugar over butter. Cut pineapple slices in half. Line bottom of pan with pineapple halves, fitting slices close together. Set aside.

  2. In large bowl, beat cake mix, 1/4 cup butter, 1/2 cup reserved pineapple juice, eggs, bananas, cinnamon and nutmeg with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes. Pour into pan over pineapple. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven; cool 15 minutes.

  3. In small bowl, mix filling ingredients. With handle of wooden spoon (1/4 to 1/2 inches in diameter), poke holes halfway down in cake every inch, wiping spoon handle occasionally to prevent sticking. Carefully pour filling mixture over holes in cake, using spoon to direct mixture into holes. Refrigerate in pan uncovered 2 hours.

  4. Remove from refrigerator and run metal spatula around outer and inside edges of pan to loosen cake; turn upside down onto serving platter. In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and 2 tsp. reserved pineapple juice. Drizzle on top of cake; sprinkle with pecans.

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