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Upside Down Pear Cake

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Upside Down Pear Cake is an easy to prepare dessert recipe which you will simply love. I bet, you will surely get a huge fan following for this one!
  Butter 50 Milliliter (1/4 cup)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 50 Milliliter (1/4 cup)
  Grated orange rind 1 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 25 Milliliter (2 tablespoon)
  Orange juice 25 Milliliter (2 tablespoon)
  Pears 4
  Finely chopped preserved ginger 25 Milliliter (2 tablespoon)
For cake layer
  Butter 125 Milliliter (1/2 cup tablespoons)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 125 Milliliter (1/2 cup)
  Eggs 2
  All purpose flour 250 Milliliter (1 cup)
  Ground almonds 50 Milliliter (1/4 cup)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Orange juice 75 Milliliter (1/3 cup)

Pear Layer: In heatproof 9 or 10 inch (23 or 25 cm) square or deep round cake pan, melt together butter and sugar; stir in orange rind and both juices.
Remove from heat.
Peel pears; halve lengthwise and core.
Cut each half into 3 wedges and arrange in neat rows in butter-sugar mixture in pan; cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 5 minutes, basting pears occasionally with butter-sugar mixture.
Sprinkle with ginger and set aside.
Cake Layer: In mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar; beat in eggs.
In separate bowl, stir together flour, almonds, baking powder, soda and salt.
Stir into creamed mixture in 3 parts, alternating with orange juice in 2 parts.
Spread evenly over pears.
Bake cake in 375°F (190°C) oven for 30 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched in centre and juices bubble around edges.
Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, then turn out upside down onto large serving plate.
Scrape any juicy pieces left in pan onto cake.

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Upside Down Pear Cake Recipe