Friday, 17 January 2014

Upside Down Pear Cake

Upside Down Pear Cake


70g brown sugar
70g caster sugar
125g butter
2 eggs
1 tbsp golden syrup
100g sour cream
130g plain flour
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

For the top:
20g butter
70g brown sugar
2 pears


  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 3 or 170C.
  2. Melt the butter in a microwave for 30-40 seconds.
  3. Mix together the caster sugar, brown sugar, melted butter, eggs, golden syrup & sour cream to a smooth consistency.
  4. Add the flour, nutmeg, ground ginger and bicarbonate of soda and again mix until smooth.
  5. In another bowl mix the butter and brown sugar together and sprinkle over the bottoms of the tins.
  6. Core and slice the pears and arrange on top of the sprinkled butter-sugar mix.
  7. Bake in the over for approximately 40-50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  8. Leave in tin for 10 minutes to cool before turning out onto a cooling rack.

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