Tuesday, May 24, 2011

ginger and pears, upside down

How much there is to love about the gooey caramelisation of pears atop a richly spiced ginger cake.  The Boy and I found ourselves home alone last week and cake-less, which would never do, so we whipped ourselves up one of these.


This is a beaut little cake if you want to make cake fast and in small quantities.  We made ours in a small loaf tin.

You will need:
150 g of butter
60 g brown sugar
80 g flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ginger
1 egg

for the topping
2 tbs brown suger
1 tbs melted butter
one sliced pear - firm would probably be best

To make get you oven set on 160 degress (C).  Pop the melted butter into a loaf tin, then sprinkle on the brown sugar.  Layer your sliced pear on top.  Try to make it look pretty, but fail as small helper demands to do the former.

Cream the butter and sugar together, then beat in the egg.  Promise small child he will have the beater soon, but first you need to beat in the remaining ingredients.  Give beaters to child.

Pour your batter on top of your pears and pop in the oven for about 30 min, which will give you enough time to wrangle beaters off small child and clean him up.  When ready, make yourself a cuppa and enjoy on the veranda with your helper.  Be pleased that you have managed to produce such a decerning foodie...


Trace xx


  1. Delicious, thanks for sharing, I will have to try this one!

  2. I made this today and OH My!! I will have to exercise some serious restraint to not eat the whole thing myself it is so delicious!

  3. yep, here is another must try recipe from the fabulous Traci.....thankyou with flowers, TK xx

  4. Mmmm I've been wonderng what to do with the crate of pears sitting on the kitchen floor. That might just be the answer for a few of them.

  5. I love ginger cake and can only imagine how wonderful it would taste with pears - will be making this one for sure. Thanks for blogging the recipe. x

  6. Oh no! I'm still recovering from the weekend's lemon meringue pie and you can't for a second think I have any inkling of trying to resist. Hard pears in the fruit bowl too...

  7. So glad I found you, going to try this recipe looks yummy....


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