Upside Down Pear & Plum cake

Christy Perry


Love upside down cakes, especially when I get to use my cast iron skillet to bake it ;)

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25 Min
25 Min


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1/4 c
3/4 c
1/4 c
1 lg. can(s)
pears, (drained)
1 sm. can(s)
plums, (drained)
1 stick
2/3 c
brown sugar, (i use 1/2 white)
1 tsp
vanilla extract
eggs, (room temperature)
2 c
1 & 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
1 tsp
1 c
yoghurt, or buttermilk

How to Make Upside Down Pear & Plum cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 375F. Melt butter in a 10-12 inch cast iron, (or heavy ovenproof), skillet over low heat. Add 3/4 c. sugar & 1/4 c. molasses to pan & stir. Place fruit in pan trying not to leave large spaces. Cook over low heat while you prepare the cake.
  • 2Cake: beat 1 stick butter & 2/3 c. sugar until light & fluffy. Mix in vanilla & eggs. Combine flour & baking powder, salt & cinnamon, then add alternately with yogurt to the butter/sugar mixture , until well blended. Spoon batter to cover fruit. Bake at 375F. for 25-35 minutes depending on pan size. Look for it to bubble & be light tan. Wait 5 minutes & invert to serving platter. I used a foil lined pizza pan. Serves 10.

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Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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