Pear Ginger Upside Down Cake Recipe

Pear Ginger Upside Down Cake Recipe

50-minute recipe Serves 12
The best thing about this pear ginger upside down cake recipe, besides its great taste? It needs no decorating! After inverting, the pear slices end up on top, making it look decorative without frosting. Voila!
50-minute recipe Serves 12


Prep: 20 mins | Cook: 30 mins
  • 1

    Position rack in centre of oven, then preheat to 375°F.

  • 2

    Toss pears with lemon juice in a large bowl. Drain juice, reserving in a small bowl.

  • 3

    Grease a 9-inch springform pan with 1 tbsp of the margarine, then sprinkle with 2 tbsp of the sugar and almonds. Arrange pears in a circle in bottom of prepared pan.

  • 4

    Beat remaining 8 tbsp margarine with remaining 8 tbsp sugar in large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, lemon zest and reserved juice.

  • 5

    Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Stir 1/2 of the flour mixture into the batter, mixing well. Stir in milk, then remaining flour mixture. Fold in crystallized ginger. Spoon batter evenly over pears.

  • 6

    Bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Remove to a wire rack and let stand 5 minutes. Invert onto a serving plate. Serve at room temperature.

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