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Pear Upside-Down Cake

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Pear Upside-Down Cake

Pear Upside-Down Cake - This moist cake tastes just as good as it looks

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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
40 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 30 min.
Ready in
Calories:
309
calories
Calories

Nutritional values

1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie309 kcal(15 %)
Protein6 g(6 %)
Fat14 g(12 %)
Carbohydrates38 g(25 %)
Sugar added19 g(76 %)
Roughage3.5 g(12 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.7 μg(4 %)
Vitamin E2.7 mg(23 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin1.7 mg(14 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate27 μg(9 %)
Pantothenic acid0.4 mg(7 %)
Biotin6.1 μg(14 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.4 μg(13 %)
Vitamin C3 mg(3 %)
Potassium184 mg(5 %)
Calcium51 mg(5 %)
Magnesium28 mg(9 %)
Iron1.2 mg(8 %)
Iodine3 μg(2 %)
Zinc0.8 mg(10 %)
Saturated fatty acids5.8 g
Uric acid22 mg
Cholesterol102 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
12
Ingredients
4 ounces
4 ounces
Cultured butter (room temperature)
5 ounces
1 pinch
ground Allspice
4
1
10 ounces
2 teaspoons
6
Pears (each about 100 grams)
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Springform pan, 1 Bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Fine grater, 1 Coarse grater, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Wooden skewer

Preparation steps

1.
Pear Upside-Down Cake preparation step 1

In a bowl, combine marzipan, 115 grams (approximately 4 ounces) softened butter, 100 grams (approximately 1/2 cup) sugar and the allspice. Beat until creamy with a hand mixer.

2.
Pear Upside-Down Cake preparation step 2

One at a time, beat the eggs into the marzipan mixture. Rinse orange in hot water, wipe dry and finely grate zest. Squeeze  5 tablespoons of juice from orange. 

3.
Pear Upside-Down Cake preparation step 3

In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and orange zest, then add to marzipan mixture along with the orange juice. Beat to combine.

4.
Pear Upside-Down Cake preparation step 4

Peel the pears, cut in half and remove the seeds.

5.
Pear Upside-Down Cake preparation step 5

Coat base and side of a springform pan (28 cm or approximately 11 inches in diameter) with remaining butter. Sprinkle the bottom of the pan with remaining sugar. Arrange the pear halves along the bottom of the pan with the cut sides down.

6.
Pear Upside-Down Cake preparation step 6

Press cake batter over pears in a smooth layer. 

7.
Pear Upside-Down Cake preparation step 7

Bake on second rack from bottom of preheated oven at 180°C (fan 160°C, gas: mark 2–3) (approximately 350°F) until a wooden skewer inserted in middle of cake comes out clean, 35-40 minutes.

8.
Pear Upside-Down Cake preparation step 8

Remove pan from the oven and let cool for about 10 minutes, then invert cake onto a plate and serve warm.