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Asian Pear Upside Down Cake

Asian Pear Upside Down Cake
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 12
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.

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

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.

Expert Tips

  • Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

Nutrition Information

No nutrition information available for this recipe

More About This Recipe

  • 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.
  • Yoplait is a registered trademark of YOPLAIT MARQUES (France) used under license.
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