Gingerbread-Pear Upside-Down Cake

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Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
1 hr 20 mins

Kids and adults love it, serve with a dollop of sour cream or sweet whiped cream if you like.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Spread 1/4 cup butter on bottom of 10 inch round cake pan or 9 inch square cake pan.
  2. Sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  3. Arrange pear slices on top.
  4. Cream together remaining butter and brown sugar.
  5. Beat in egg until light and fluffy.
  6. Stir in molasses.
  7. Dissolve baking soda in boiling water, set aside.
  8. Sift together flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt.
  9. Add flour mixture alternately with dissolved baking soda to creamed mixture, stirring just until blended.
  10. Pour over pears.
  11. Bake in 350°F oven 50-65 minutes or until tester inserted into centre comes out clean.
  12. Run knife around edge of pan to loosen cake.
  13. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes, then invert a serving plate on top of pan and turn out upside-down onto plate.
  14. Serve warm.