Pear Upside-Down Cake

Move over, pineapple. This rich caramel, pecan and pear cake has a spicy touch!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 9

Ingredients

1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1
large pear, thinly sliced
2
tablespoons chopped pecans
1 1/2
cups Original Bisquick™ mix
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup milk or water
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
teaspoon ground mace or cinnamon
1
egg
Whipped cream, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In 9-inch round or 8-inch square pan, melt butter in oven. Sprinkle 1/4 cup brown sugar evenly over melted butter. Arrange pear slices in single layer on sugar mixture; sprinkle with pecans.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat remaining ingredients except whipped cream with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed 4 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter over pear slices and pecans.
  • 3 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately place heatproof serving plate upside down over pan; turn plate and pan over. Leave pan over cake a few minutes so brown sugar mixture can drizzle over cake; remove pan. Cool at least 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm with whipped cream. Store cake loosely covered.

Expert Tips

Use 1 to 2 large fresh peaches instead of the pear.

Add a sweet cinnamon-packed punch to this luscious treat by stirring a dash or two of ground cinnamon into the whipped cream just before topping and serving.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
115 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13 g
13 %
(Saturated Fat
5 g,
5 %
),
Cholesterol
40 mg
40 %;
Sodium
340 mg
340 %;
Total Carbohydrate
34 g
34 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
3 g
3 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.