Mediterranean cuisine for every day

Upside down pear cake

8 comments Nov 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Desserts and Sweets, Recipes

I always have lots of respect when it comes to baking. Usually baking requires precision and patience. Both things that I can only achieve when I really have to. This cake though is different. It took me hardly 15 minutes to prepare the dough, the pears and the caramel and the result was delicious.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Baking time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: easy

Ingredients:

  • 3 pears
  • 5 ounces of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 7 ounces of flour
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder
  • 3,5 ounces of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 orange, organic
  • 1 lemon organic

Preparation:

Dissolve the sugar with the water in a small pot and get it to boil. Let it simmer on low heat until the sugar turns brown.

Meanwhile melt the butter and let it cool off a bit. Mix it with the eggs. Keep some butter to grease the baking tray. Add lemon and orange zest to the eggs.

Peel the pears, cut in quarters and remove the pits.

Mix the flour and the baking powder into the egg mix until you have a soft dough.

Now pour the caramelized sugar into the buttered baking tray.

Place the pears in the tray and pour the dough over them. Spread the dough out evenly.
Bake in the preheated oven at 400 F.

When readily baked remove from the oven. Let it cool down a bit then flip the cake onto a plate.

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  1. Yum, this looks great! And I especially love the star shape :)
    Shooting stars…..

  2. All this needs is a scoop of vanilla ice cream and I’m good! Love the star-shaped mold.

  3. Looks delicious! I love pears. Such a pretty cake!

  4. this is wonderful, now where can I get a pan like the one you have? I love the star shape!

  5. [...] demasiado tiempo. En esta ocasión te presento una receta deliciosa y sencilla; vamos a cocinar una torta invertida de pera.  Hace unos días disfruté de mostrarte cómo se preparaba una torta invertida de piña. Ahora [...]

  6. [...] demasiado tiempo. En esta ocasión te presento una receta deliciosa y sencilla; vamos a cocinar una torta invertida de pera.  Hace unos días disfruté de mostrarte cómo se preparaba una torta invertida de piña. Ahora [...]

  7. Beautiful looking tart Tobias – pears seem to go wonderfully with caramel.

  8. [...] demasiado tiempo. En esta ocasión te presento una receta deliciosa y sencilla; vamos a cocinar una torta invertida de pera.  Hace unos días disfruté de mostrarte cómo se preparaba una torta invertida de piña. Ahora [...]

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