Caramelized Pear Upside Down Cake Recipe

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Caramelized Pear Upside Down Cake

Kathy Granstrom

By
@WiGal

A new favorite for us! The cornmeal gives it a bit of gritty texture which I love. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream if you wish.

Rating:
☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes
Serves:
6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
55 Min
Method:
Convection Oven

Ingredients

CARAMEL:

4 Tbsp
butter, unsalted
1/2 c
brown sugar
1/4 tsp
cinnamon
1 dash(es)
nutmeg

CAKE

1-2
pears, unpeeled thinly sliced
6 Tbsp
unsalted butter, very soft
1 c
granulated sugar
2
eggs, room temperature
1 tsp
vanilla
1 c
flour
3 Tbsp
cornmeal
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 c
milk

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. I use convection setting. Lightly spray 9" round cake pan.
2For caramel sauce, combine butter, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in small saucepan. Heat to boiling, stir constantly. Remove from heat as soon as boil is reached.
3Scrape caramel mixture into prepared pan. Arrange pear slices over caramel.
4For cake batter, beat butter and sugar about 1 minute. Add eggs and vanilla, beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle in dry ingredients and beat about 10 seconds. Pour in milk and beat until evenly moistened, about 1 minute. Pour over pears.
5Carefully lift pan and bang pan on counter twice to release air bubbles.
6Bake 45 minutes. Check with knife. When done run knife around edges to loosen. Place plate over and flip onto plate.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American