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Ginger-Pear Upside-Down Cake

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Delicious, slightly caramelized dessert."
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1 h servings 431
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place 1/3 cup butter in a 9-inch square pan and set in the preheating oven to melt, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir molasses, brown sugar, and ginger into the melted butter. Arrange pears cut-side down over mixture.
  4. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. Add milk, 1/3 cup butter, and vanilla extract. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg until combined, about 2 minutes. Pour batter over pears.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
  6. Run a knife around the edge of the pan; place a plate on top of the cake and flip carefully.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 431 calories; 16.7 68 4.3 66 402 Full nutrition

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Delicious. Personal notes: next time double the ginger, reduce molasses by half, reduce sugar to 2/3 cup, and use a larger pan.