Saturday, December 18, 2010

Pear-Gingerbread Upside Down Cake

After I looking through my new Fannie Farmer Cookbook this recipe caught my interest and I knew I had to make this for the Holidays!

Pear-Gingerbread Upside Down Cake

(printable copy)


2 bosc pears, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup dark brown sugar

In a cast iron pan melt 1/4 cup butter and add the dark brown sugar and
stir until melted and combined. Arrange pear slices in a decorative
pattern in the syrup.

Gingerbread Cake

1 cup molasses
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup sour milk
1 egg, well beaten
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt

Melt 1/3 cup butter and add to the molasses and mix well. Add the sour
milk and egg. Stir in flour that has been sifted with the soda, ginger and

Mix well and pour over the pears in the skillet. Bake at 325 for 35 minutes
or until done.

This is the fun part!  Make a decorative pattern with the pear slices so when you turn it over you get a gorgeous pattern on top.

The Fanny Farmer recipe I used is extremely moist and dense.  It's a wonderful choice but you can use your own favorite gingerbread recipe for this cake as well.

Mmmm....breakfast!  Happy Holidays!!


  1. Hi there.
    I'm stopping by from the Saturday hop to say hello and to follow.
    Have a great weekend!

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  3. Hi!!! Thanks for coming by Mommy In The Baking! I love meeting other foodies and THIS upside down cake looks amazing!! I had to erase my comment earlier because I didn't realize you were already following! Thanks again!

  4. Thanks for stopping by the Elephant's Trunk, I am now following back. Wow this looks amazing! You are so talented, will you come bake for me?

  5. Hi thanks for stopping by. I am following you back.

  6. Hi! Thanks for stopping by, following've got my mouth drooling with this recipe!!

  7. Looks delicious! Thanks for the follow. Following you back!

  8. Im hoppin in from the weekend blog hops and wanted to stop to wish you a wonderful holiday season!

    Nana Poppins (Patty)

  9. That looks sooo yummy! Thanks for finding me at the weekend blog hops!

  10. That looks yummy!
    I'm following you back from the Weekend Blog hop, thanks! :)


    P.S. Enter my giveaway if you'd like!

  11. Mmm that looks yummy! Thank you for the follow. I am following now :)

  12. hi Mika. returning the love. everything looks so delicious!thanks for following and happy holidays! c",)

  13. I'm blog hopping and a new follower! :)

    I'm drooling looking at your food photos. Can't wait to try out some of your recipes! Do you feature many vegetarian options?

  14. I really wanna try this one. Thanks! I'm your newest follower.

  15. Hi I am a new follower from blog hop. That looks so yummy. T_N_TBoutique

  16. Thanks for the recipe. Im now following back. Have a Merry Chritmas!

  17. Thanks for stopping by and following I am now following you!

  18. ALL your recipes look sooo yummy! Can't wait to try some. I am your newest follower from Pink Dandy Chatter! Hope you will visit me and share some recipes tomorrow at my Pink Hippo Party @

  19. ooooh, I wasn't thinking breakfast but great idea! Lovely combo
    Returning the follow from
    Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays!

  20. Looks scrumptious! I absolutely adore pears--and gingerbread, so I'll have to give the recipe a try. I had to laugh at "mmmm...breakfast" because I've eaten my fair share of pie in the a.m.


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