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Asian Pear Upside Down Cake

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1
cup brown sugar
1/2
cup or 125 grams of butter
3
Asian pears
1 1/2
cup plain flour
1/2
cup cornstarch
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup sugar
3/4
cup olive oil
4
eggs
1
teaspoon vanilla
3/4
cup natural Yoplait® Greek yogurt
Yoplait is a registered trademark of YOPLAIT MARQUES (France) used under license.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

The Asian pear is delicious when it’s fresh but it’s also great for baking. This upside down cake is easy to make and is has a very beautiful presentation. The taste is delicate and cake itself is quite spongy. Perfect with a cup of coffee or to serve for brunch.

Directions

  • 1 Place the brown sugar and butter in a small pot over medium heat, and stir until the butter and sugar has dissolved.
  • 2 Stop stirring and cook for 5 more minutes.
  • 3 Carefully pour this caramel mixture into a round 8" mold, don't use the kind with the detachable ring because the caramel can drain out.
  • 4 Wash and peel the pears and cut them into 1/4" thick slices. Arrange them in a flower pattern over the mixture in the mold, starting from the border.
  • 5 Preheat the oven to 320° F.
  • 6 Mix the flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Stir several times with a fork.
  • 7 Mix the sugar, oil and eggs (one by one) in another large bowl. Add the vanilla and beat thoroughly.
  • 8 Add half of the flour and cornstarch mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon or spatula. Add the yogurt and mix.
  • 9 Add the rest of the flour mixture. Stir until achieving a consistent mixture.
  • 10 Pour the mixture over the pears and smooth out the surface.
  • 11 Bake for 60-65 minutes or until it’s golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean after penetrating the center.
  • 12 Let cool on a rack for 15 minutes.
  • 13 Flip over onto a serving dish.
  • 14 Serve warm or at room temperature.

The Asian pear is delicious when it’s fresh but it’s also great for baking. This upside down cake is easy to make and is has a very beautiful presentation. The taste is delicate and cake itself is quite spongy. Perfect with a cup of coffee or to serve for brunch.

Rate and Comment

Pilar Hernandez Pilar Hernandez
September 24, 2015

The Asian pear is delicious when it’s fresh but it’s also great for baking. This upside down cake is easy to make and is has a very beautiful presentation. The taste is delicate and cake itself is quite spongy. Perfect with a cup of coffee or to serve for brunch.