Pear Upside-Down Snack Cake

Pear Upside-Down Snack Cake
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This pear topped spiced gingerbread snack cake makes a great fall dessert.
25 min
Prep Time
55 min
Total Time
8 servings

Ingredients

Pear Base

2 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter
1/3 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
2 medium
pears, peeled, cored, thinly sliced

Cake

1/3 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
3/4 cup
all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon
ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon
baking powder
1/4 teaspoon
baking soda
1/4 teaspoon
salt
1/3 cup
buttermilk*
1 tablespoon
mild molasses

Topping

1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream
1 tablespoon
powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
 
*Substitute 1 teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1/3 cup; let stand 5 minutes.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. 
  2. Place 2 tablespoons butter and 1/3 cup brown sugar in bowl. Microwave 20-30 seconds until butter is melted. Spread mixture into bottom of 9-inch round cake pan. Arrange pear slices over brown sugar mixture, overlapping slightly, if necessary.
  3. Combine 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter and egg in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ginger, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat at low speed until mixed. Add buttermilk and molasses; continue beating until well mixed. Spread batter over pears.
  4. Bake 21-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Loosen cake by running knife around edges. Cool 5 minutes in pan. Place serving platter upside-down over pan; turn over so cake comes out upside down onto platter.
  5. Combine all topping ingredients in bowl. Beat at high speed until stiff peaks form. Dollop topping mixture onto each cake wedge.

Recipe Tips

Choose firm but ripe pears for this dessert. Pears are picked green. To ripen at home, place them into a brown paper bag and let them sit at room temperature for a couple days, or until they are slightly soft.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
300
Cholesterol
70mg
Carbohydrates
38g
Protein
3g
Fat
15g
Sodium
240mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

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This was an easy cake to bake and tasted amazing

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