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Caramelized Pear Upside Down Pear Cake

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 45 mins Rest Time 30 mins Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cooking Temp: 190  °C Servings: 8
Best Season: Winter


This is definitely one of the best cakes I've made so far. It is so moist and flavourful, plus the combination between caramelised pear and moist gingerbread sponge is absolutely delicious! Make sure you try this.



  1. Caramelise the pear

    Melt 1 tbsp of butter and 1 tbsp of caster sugar in a round baking tin. You can leave the tin in the oven or if it is suitable for stove you can cook everything on the stove. Let it cook until everything becomes golden, moving the pan around so that the caramel will get distributed evenly.  Arrange the pears in the tin with the core facing downwards.

  2. Make the batter

    Carefully mix all dry ingredients in a bowl (flour, almond flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and the spices). Set aside.

    Beat the sugar and the butter for 2 minutes until nice and fluffy. Add the eggs one by one. Add the dry ingredients and mix everything together. Add the yogurt and mix well. Add the batter over the pears (carefully, do not disturb them) and level with a spatula. Bake the cake for 40-45 minutes depending on your oven at 190 degrees. Serve warm and try to stop at 1 slice (you won't be able to).

My name is Andreea and I live in Bucharest, Romania. Born with a passion for cooking, I grew a fondness towards global cuisine and the local food consumed around the world. Not only would I like to share this passion with you all but also introduce recipes from around the world that you can try and discover how incredibly good these dishes can be.