Upside-Down Buttermilk Pear Cake Upside-Down Buttermilk Pear Cake

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  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine


Buttermilk Cake:


In saucepan over medium heat, cook brown sugar, butter and lemon juice, stirring, until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Scrape into greased and parchment paper–lined 9-inch (2.5 L) square cake pan.

Peel, core and halve pears; cut each half into about 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick wedges. Arrange wedges, overlapping slightly, in pan.

Buttermilk Cake: In large bowl, beat butter with granulated and brown sugars until fluffy; beat in eggs and vanilla.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, making 3 additions of dry ingredients and 2 of buttermilk. Pour over pears, smoothing to edges of pan.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Invert onto serving plate; remove parchment paper.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 122 mg
  • Sugars 25 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 274.0
  • Total fat 13 g
  • Potassium 155 mg
  • Cholesterol 63 mg
  • Saturated fat 8 g
  • Total carbohydrate 38 g


  • Iron 8.0
  • Folate 16.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Vitamin A 12.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
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