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Pear Upside Down Cake

Yes, this is rich but wow is it yummy, and a great way to use pears.


  • 300g plain sifted flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 large eggs

  • 225g sugar, brown or granulated white

  • 150g clotted cream

  • 165ml milk

  • 50g butter

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 150g brown sugar

  • 4 to 5 pears

  • Clotted cream to serve


  • 1.

    Sift flour with baking powder. Beat eggs with sugar until light.

  • 2.

    Stir in the flour mixture, then stir in clotted cream and the milk. Melt butter; stir in cinnamon and brown sugar. Grease an 8inch cake tin with butter and line the tin with grease-proof paper.

  • 3.

    Pour butter mixture into the tin and place sliced pears over butter mixture then

  • 4.

    Gently spread dough over pears. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes; reduce heat to 325° and bake another 20 to 25 minutes, or until cake is done. Cool for at least 5 minutes; turn out onto a serving dish. Serve with clotted cream.

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