Monday, 9 November 2009

Upside down pear cake



Here the only people who just loves chocolate is my daughter and I.
If I am honest there was a time when I survied on chocolate and sweets, that was when I came here after getting married.

I am talking about more than 18 years ago , when there was no easy access to Indian spices or food unlike now.
My chocolate love have lessed compared to that time, still I do love them. Ofcourse i think the main reason for lesser love withchocolate for me now is well you all guessed it, these days i just have to smell a piece and it striaght just goes to my hips :-)

My hubby has been complaning that I am only making chocolate cakes ( which i think is a bit of a exageration from him)
So I thought why not make this cake with pears ( this one was made last week, but didn't had time to post)


Before I go to the recipe, I would love to tell you about Deeba's blog Passionate about baking actually I don't think you all need any introuduction to her place, but if you have missed this post you should check it out.
She has posted a video for how to decorate cake which i think is so so fantastic.


Now to the recipe, you can make this with different fruits like apple, cranberries, pears etc......... the recipe is from the Rachel Allen.




50 gm butter
300 gm Sugar
225 gm pears sliced
200 gm plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 eggs
200 ml butter milk
75 ml sunflower oil/vegetable oil


To serve
Softly whipped cream

Click the pic for enlarged image


Preaheat the oven to 180° c.

Melt the butter in the ovenproof pan. Stir in half the sugar and cook over a gentle heat for approximatley 2 minutes. Add the pears and set aside.
I melted the butter in a pan and then poured it on to my baking pan.

Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and add the remaining sugar, the butter milk and oil and mix together.
Pour this mixture into the dry ingridients and whisl to form a liquid batter. Pour the batter over the pears in the pan.
Place the pan in the oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or untill the cake feels firm in the center.

Allow to cool for 5 minutes before turning the pan and plate over together in one quick movement. Serve warm or at room temperature with the whipped cream.


53 comments:

Priya said...

Definitely a scrumptious cake, i never tried out with pears..will try out soon..

Cham said...

The pear cake and icecream on top , wonderful! I love choco too but only dark choco :)

sunita said...

F, I'm still such a chocoholic :-) Love pears in cakes and yours looks yum :-)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

The cake has come out very nice, and what a good idea to have it with ice cream...yummyy

Vrinda said...

I had made pineapple upside down cakes many times,never tried with pears...tempting cake....

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks so yum...

Happy cook said...

Priya do try you will love them.

Angie's Recipes said...

I love upsdie down cake..but only tried with pineapple, must try with the pear some time.

Bong Mom said...

This is gorgeous. I love the way you have sliced the pears

Gloria said...

Happy Cook this Cake look absolutely lovely and yummy, I love it and I love pears!! yummmy!!gloria

Snooky doodle said...

simply delicious!

Malar Gandhi said...

Oh my my...thats a most lovely thing up there...wonderful clicks as always...the recipe sounds very creative, b/n also loved the color. HMMMM YUMMMMY.

Cilantro said...

Cake looks graet, never tired with pears.

Laavanya said...

You won't believe this but I made it this evening since i had a can of pears waiting to be used up. It was very soft and my husband likes it a lot.
Thanks!

Helene said...

What a great Fall dessert.

Suparna said...

wow HC,
perfect looking upside down cake, want to give it a try sometime, lovely post.

sandhya said...

delicious cake... it must have tasted awesome with icecream....

priya said...

looks awesome!!...tempting pics!

jayasree said...

After my success with pineapple upside down cake, I wanted to try with other fruits. Yours is truly an inspiration to try pears.

The pic of cake slice and icecream is droolworthy.

5 Star Foodie said...

Yum!!! This cake sounds absolutely scrumptious with pears!

Sushma Mallya said...

such a delicious cake...never made any upside down cake yet...looks lovely...

chakhlere said...

And the dessert expert has again strikes a home run... :)

You really make me drool over your desserts...even though I am not big sugary fan. Great work girl.

Seena said...

Drooling, Happy! :) very nice!

Seena said...

Drooling, Happy! :) very nice!

Varunavi said...

I always wanted to do this upside down cake but never had courage to do it.Have u ever done dates upside down cake?

Ur cake looks fantastic :)

sowmya.s said...

yummy yummy...I have started loving this upside down cakes since I made a pineapple one recently...

Sharmila said...

I always love cake with some icecream. The upside down cake looks wonderful Happy!

Dhanggit said...

Definitely a dessert to remember!! yummy yummy!!

ps, i think i will try this soon :-)

Bharathy said...

Lovely cake!..just lovely!! :)..the slices sit so pretty and neat..
..so you are a chocoholic! :)

Happy cook said...

Dhanggit do try and let me know.
Bharathy that i am fro sure.

Soma said...

can't wait to make this! so pretty.

♥♥♥Ria♥♥♥ said...

Loved the colour of your cake! I bet it tasted delicious!

Rina said...

Looks so yummy and delicious Happy..Would be really gr8 w/ a dollop of ice or whipping cream

Uma said...

tempting cake!! lovely.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow,yummy cake,with icecream on top,oh my ! I love it!

sra said...

This looks luscious, Happy! I might just make it.

notyet100 said...

this looks awesome,..

Muneeba said...

I've been thinking about making an upside down pear cake ... but then I wonder if my hubbs will like it .. if not, I'll have to eat the whole thing by myself! (which is not too horrible, I suppose ;)). Yours turned out quite pretty!

Erica said...

Pear is my absolutely favorite fruit!That looks delicious.

Smitha said...

Hi
Stopped to say bye. Have fun blogging and will catch up with ur posts once I find time in India.Have a happy holiday season

kitchen queen said...

Te cake looks very tempting and nice.you can visit my blog and give ur comments.

Elra said...

No question about this pear cake, I am very sure it is prety delicious. Deeba is one of my favorite blogger as well.

Elra said...

Looks so delicious and no question that pear is one of my favorite Autumn fruit.

yes, I also know Deeba. She is very wonderful and talented baker as well.

pigpigscorner said...

I've always wanted to try making upside down cake, yours look great!

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

I love upside down cakes!! Yours looks great!

lissie said...

thats a yummy cake, F! I love upside down cakes...!

What's in a name... said...

Today, I made this, just the way you wrote... turned out great. thanks.

Parita said...

Cake looks fabulous...especially with a dollop of ice cream :-)

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Heard about pineapple upside down cake, this is so innovative. Looks delectable!

Cakelaw said...

What a lovely looking cake - your hubs would surely be happy with this.

Usha said...

What a beautiful cake, looks lovely!

RV said...

The cake looks delicious and tempting...

Samta said...

Wow - this looks yummo. My hubby is allergic to pineapples and hence never tried the most famous upside down cake. Would love to make this.
Thanks for sharing.