Maple-pear Upside-down Cake

Recipe by KelBel
READY IN: 45mins




  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Bring syrup to a boil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; cook 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat; arrange pears in pan in a spokelike fashion.
  • Place pan over medium-high heat, and cook until syrup thickens (about 4 minutes), gently shaking pan frequently.
  • Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife.
  • Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (flour through salt); stirring well with a whisk.
  • Place sugar, butter, and vanilla in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well-blended (about 2 minutes).
  • Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  • Pour batter evenly over pear mixture in prepared pan; wrap handle of skillet with foil.
  • Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center.
  • Run a knife around outside edge.
  • Cool in pan 5 minutes.
  • Place a plate upside down on top of cake; invert onto plate.
  • Serve warm.