Chocolate Pear Upside Down Cake
|Chocolate cake mix||18 1⁄2 Ounce (1 Package)|
|Semi-sweet chocolate chips||6 Ounce (1 Package)|
|Canned milk||14 Ounce (Not Evaporated Milk, 1 Can)|
|Vanilla extract||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Hot water||2 Tablespoon|
|Pears||3 , pared, cored and sliced|
|Finely chopped nuts||2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)|
Preheat oven to 350°.
Prepare cake mix as package directs; set aside.
Meanwhile, in heavy saucepan, over medium heat, melt chips and margarine with sweetened condensed milk and salt.
Cook and stir until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat; add vanilla and water.
Reserve 1 cup chocolate mixture.
Arrange pears on bottom of greased 13x9-inch baking dish; sprinkle with nuts.
Drizzle with reserved 1 cup chocolate mixture.
Pour cake batter over chocolate.
Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.
Invert cake onto large serving tray; let stand 5 minutes.
Remove baking dish.
Serve with remaining chocolate sauce.
MICROWAVE: In 1-quart glass measure, combine chips, margarine, sweetened condensed milk and salt.
Microwave on full power (high) 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, stirring after each minute.