An Easy Cake Recipe
Upside Down Pear Cake

This easy cake recipe is an upside down pear cake.



This easy cake recipe looks terrific, tastes delicious and is ever so easy to make. It's another one of my one pot cakes and thrown together in 10 minutes.

Recipe Rating:  Easy

Hands-On Time:  10 minutes

Hands-Off Time:  30 minutes

Ingredients: 7

It's a great way to use up apples or pears left over from the week. It's also an easy dessert recipe, which can be served with pouring custard.

For this recipe you can use any fruit that is hard or firm. You could make an upside down cake with:

  • pineapple
  • apples
  • pears - as pictured
  • peaches

An Easy Cake Recipe - Upside Down Pear Cake

This recipe serves 8 persons, and is made in a round 23 cm/9 inch cake tin or 2 loaf tins.

The proportions in this recipe will make two loaf cakes.  I make a spare to either give away as a gift or to freeze.

Just Add

• 4 tbs maple syrup

• 3 pears, sliced thickly

• 1/2 block/ 4oz/ 125gm butter

• 1 cup brown sugar

• 2 eggs, beaten

• 2 cups self raising flour

• 1/2 cup milk

Put It Together:

• Preheat oven at 360F/180C

• Drizzle maple syrup all over the base of the baking tin

• Arrange fruit, in this instance, pears, on the syrup. Be generous and have two full layers of fruit

• In a saucepan on moderate heat, melt butter. Add sugar and combine well. Take it off the heat as soon as the butter melts

• Add beaten egg. Combine

• Fold in flour

• Fold in milk

• Pour batter over the fruit

• Bake for 30 minutes till just golden. The cake is cooked when the cake tester comes out clean

• Allow to cool

• Place a serving plate over the baking tin and flip it over so that the cake ends up upside down on the plate.

Easy Recipes Tips

  • To make this already easy recipe,  no fuss, use non-stick or silicone bakeware there's no need to grease and line the molds. 

  • This recipe is ideal using hard fruit that will not "mush up" while being cooked in the oven, such as under ripe stone fruit, pears and apples

  • Now, the trick with silicone bake molds is to gently pull the sides away from the baked cake to prevent it sticking as it cools, or just use the back of a blunt knife and run around the edges

  • Turn it over as soon as you can, again to prevent the base sticking

  • If you do have problems with the cake sticking to the bottom of the cake, dot the base with little pieces of butter before starting the first step

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