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Pear Upside-Down Cake

Pear adds a twist to the usual upside-down cake – a delicious dessert.

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

Cake

2
cups powdered sugar
3/4
cup butter, softened
3
eggs
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup cornmeal
1
teaspoon baking powder

Topping

1/4
cup butter
3/4
cup firmly packed brown sugar
2
firm ripe pears, peeled, thinly sliced
Whipped cream, if desired

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Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, combine powdered sugar and 3/4 cup butter; beat at low speed until crumbly. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well at medium speed after each addition. Add vanilla; beat well. Add flour, cornmeal and baking powder; mix well.
  • 2 Place 1/4 cup butter in 9-inch round cake pan. Heat in oven for about 4 minutes or until butter is melted. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over butter. Arrange pear slices over mixture in pan, slightly overlapping. Spoon and carefully spread cake batter over pears.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 55 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Invert onto serving plate. Serve warm or cool with whipped cream.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
210),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
23%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
230mg
230%;
Total Carbohydrate
53g
53%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
40g
40%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 2 1/2 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 4 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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