Pear Upside-Down Cake

Pear adds a twist to the usual upside-down cake – a delectable dessert.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 12

Ingredients

Cake

2
cups powdered sugar
3/4
cup butter, softened
3
eggs
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
cup cornmeal
1
teaspoon baking powder

Topping

1/4
cup butter
3/4
cup firmly packed brown sugar
2
firm ripe pears, peeled, thinly sliced
Whipped cream, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, combine powdered sugar and 3/4 cup butter; beat at low speed until crumbly. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well at medium speed after each addition. Add vanilla; beat well. Add flour, cornmeal and baking powder; mix well.
  • 2 Place 1/4 cup butter in 9-inch round cake pan. Heat in oven for about 4 minutes or until butter is melted. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over butter. Arrange pear slices over mixture in pan, slightly overlapping. Spoon and carefully spread cake batter over pears.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 55 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Invert onto serving plate. Serve warm or cool with whipped cream.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    440
    (
    Calories from Fat
    210),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    23g
    23%
    (Saturated Fat
    13g,
    13%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    115mg
    115%;
    Sodium
    230mg
    230%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    53g
    53%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    40g
    40%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    20%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 2 1/2 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 4 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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