Caramel pear cake

    1 hour 5 min

    This upside-down cake is simple to make and tastes delicious. A caramel sauce is topped with pears and a light sponge mixture, before being baked. Invert, slice and serve with ice cream or cream.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 100g dark brown soft sugar
    • 60g butter
    • 2 pears, peeled and sliced into wedges
    • 90g butter
    • 90g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 175g plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 80ml milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a cake tin.
    2. Melt the butter in a saucepan, stir in dark brown soft sugar over low heat until it bubbles. Pour into cake tin. Arrange pears over caramel sauce.
    3. Cream together butter and caster sugar until soft and fluffy. Add eggs and beat softly. Stir in milk and vanilla extract.
    4. Sift flour and baking powder into the mix and beat until smooth. Pour onto pears and bake 35 minutes or until golden brown.
    5. Remove cake and cool for 10 minutes, then slide a knife around the cake; invert onto a wire wrack.

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    Delicious! Very easy to prepare and make. Cake was cooked in just under 20 minutes. Will definitely make it again.  -  02 Feb 2011


    Used different ingredients. I used light brown sugar instead of dark. Also vanilla essence instead of extract.  -  02 Feb 2011


    Yummy! Tried it this afternoon and it's very good! The cake is moist and not too sweet. I used 3 pears instead of 2. Also, 30 minutes in the oven was more than enough..Will do again!  -  05 Apr 2012