Pear Upside-Down Gingerbread Cake

Recipe by Kathy
READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 350 F Peel, core, and slice pears lengthwise into 1/4" slices.
  • Combine 1 Tbls ginger, lemon juice, and pear slices.
  • Coat a 9" x 2" round cake pan with cooking spray; sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  • Arrange pears in bottom of pan in a circular pattern.
  • Combine brown sugar and butter in a large mixer bowl; beat at medium speed until well blended.
  • Beat in egg.
  • Add buttermilk, molasses, and 1 Tbls ginger; beat until well blended.
  • Combine flour and remaining ingredients EXCEPT powdered sugar.
  • Add flour mixture to batter; stir until well blended.
  • Pour over pears.
  • Bake 40 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center.
  • Cool in pan 20 minutes on wire rack.
  • Sprinkle a serving plate with powdered sugar.
  • Invert cake onto serving plate.
  • When completely cool, garnish with mint leaves and raspberries.
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