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Upside-Down Pear Walnut Cake

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“This is so good.... a moist cake with sliced pears, skillet-baked in a brown sugar sauce, inverted onto a platter for serving, this is a winner.”
8 wedges

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Prepare a 9-inch cast-iron skillet.
  3. In a bowl, combine together the flour and the next 7 ingredients (flour through cloves).
  4. In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, eggs, 1/4 cup butter and molasses; add to the flour mixture, stirring until smooth.
  5. In a cast-iron skillet, melt 2 tbsp butter.
  6. Stir in 1/3 cup brown sugar; cook over medium heat 1 minute.
  7. Remove from heat; sprinkle with walnuts.
  8. Place the pear slices in the bottom of the skillet.
  9. Pour the batter over the pears; bake for 30 minutes, or until the cake tests done.
  10. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes on a wire rack; invert the cake onto a serving plate.
  11. Serve warm, or at room temperature.

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