Upside-Down Pear Cake

Recipe by ellie_
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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Grease bottom and sides of 9-inch (3" high) round cake pan.
  • Sprinkle with brown or maple sugar.
  • Cream 5 tablespoons butter (or margarine) with brown and white sugar.
  • Add maple syrup and salt.
  • Spread topping mixture into prepared pan.
  • Press pear slices into sugar mixture, arranging them in a spoke design.
  • Set aside while preparing cake batter.
  • Sift together dry ingredients (flour-cinnamon). Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, cream 6 tablespoons and 1 cup brown or maple sugar together until light.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well.
  • Add sour cream, beating until smooth.
  • Mix in maple syrup.
  • Fold in flour mixture and then walnuts, if using.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan (over pears).
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes.
  • Run knife around cake and invert cake onto platter, leave pan on cake an additional 5 minutes before removing pan very carefully.
  • Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream topping (recipe follows).
  • To make whipped cream topping: Beat cream until soft peaks form.
  • Add sugar and bourbon, if using.
  • Continue beating until soft peaks form again.
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