Monday 1 April 2013

Pear "Upside Down" Cake

This delicious, spiced, sponge cake covered with pears and caramel is best to indulge any time of the day. Yummy of course!


For the cake:

All purpose flour – 1½ cups 
Sugar – 1 cup (powdered)
Baking powder – 2½ tsp 
Salt – ¼ tsp 
Butter - 1 cup
Egg – 2 
Milk – ¾ cup 
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Cinnamon powder- 1½ to 2 tsp

For the topping:

Unsalted butter -  ¼ cup
Dark brown sugar- ½ cup
Ripe pears- 3


Preheat oven to 180 deg. C and prepare the baking tin; keep aside. 

Sift together flour, cinnamon powder, baking powder and salt.  Keep aside.

For topping:

Place saucepan over medium heat; Melt brown sugar and butter stirring continuously until sugar is dissolved.

Allow to boil for few more minutes till the bubbles start to appear around the edges; Switch off the flame.

Pour that into cake pan (9-inch round) prepared earlier.

Peel and core the pears; cut into ¼ inch-thick wedges and arrange them in a circular pattern over the brown sugar mixture to cover completely.  Set aside

For cake batter:

Beat sugar and butter till it becomes fluffy and light.

Add eggs one by one and beat it thoroughly. Then add vanilla essence and milk.

Fold in the flour mixture into the wet ingredients; use the spatula to mix evenly.

Spread the batter evenly over the pears without disturbing them.

Bake at 180 deg C for 30 to 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. 

Once done, remove the cake from the oven and allow it cool.  Invert onto serving plate.

Garnish with sliced cherries.  Now your pear upside down cake is ready to serve! 

Serve warm with a dollop of ice cream.


  1. Very beautiful and very nicely explained, delicious and nice clicks.

  2. perfect pear cake...looks so soft and spongy ...

  3. Cake looks absolutely smashing!! Lovely clicks!!

  4. Very interesting combination cake.. love it :)

  5. Looking awesome mam.. Have come across very few pear recipes.. Looks greatt..

  6. Amazing cake, I have always liked upside down cake, no matter what the fruit is being used, but your way of explanation makes it look so simple yet delicious!! It is dewy on the top which makes it all the more likable.
    Love the preparation snaps, also the close shot makes me drool :)

  7. very beautiful and well explained...

  8. Thank you friends for your lovely comments.

  9. Cake looks so perfect and yum...Lovely post..

  10. cake looks so soft and perfect..simply awesome

  11. Awow!!! Awesome and seeing this cake at this morning hours is killing me softly. Gosh, there's a long way to lunch and I am holding back because the cake is so good, what more with the slices of pears nicely tucked on top.

  12. wow cake looks so pretty :) wish I can have that last piece :) so cute


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