Gingerbread Pear Cake

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This is a delicious upside down cake that mixes sweet pear slices with spicy gingerbread cake. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or just enjoy it plain.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C butter, melted
  • 1/2 C walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 brown sugar, packed
  • 2 Large pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 C butter, softened
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 C molasses
  • 1 1/2 C all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 C warm water
Pears fresh from the tree
Pears fresh from the tree
Butter, walnuts, and brown sugar
Butter, walnuts, and brown sugar
Cake going into the oven
Cake going into the oven
  1. Melt 1/2 C butter in 9x9 baking dish in your pre-heating oven. Meanwhile, peel and slice 2 large pears.
  2. Remove pan from oven. Sprinkle walnuts and brown sugar over the melted butter. Arrange the pear slices on top of the butter/sugar/nut mixture. Don't be shy with the pears.
  3. Cream the other 1/2 C of butter and the sugar in large mixing bowl. It should be light and fluffy. Add the molasses and beat in the egg.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining dry ingredients. Gradually add to the creamed mixture, alternating with the warm water. The batter should have the same look and texture of creamy peanut butter.
  5. Pour the batter over the pear slices; try to make it as even as possible. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Use a cake tester to make sure the cake is done. Cool for 10 minutes and then turn the dish over onto your serving platter.

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msLarayne 4 years ago from New York, NY

It looks good and sounds delicious. Now I feel like heading to the store to pick up some ingredients. You've got my vote!


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas

This looks and sounds delicious. Bet it would be good with some real whipped cream on top too! Voted you up and useful!


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mvillecat 4 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia

This sound delicious. I currently have pears on my dinning room table waiting to find their way into Ball jars. I would use this recipe in the winter for a delicious treat. Thanks, I voted up.

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