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Spiced Pear Upside-Down Cake

Spiced Pear Upside-Down Cake recipe
photo by:kraft
time
prep:
15 min
total:
1 hr 25 min
servings
total:
12 servings, 1 slice each
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What You Need

1/3
cup  firmly packed brown sugar
1
 pear, peeled, cored and cut into 20 slices
1-1/2
cups  flour
1/8
tsp.  baking soda
3/4
tsp.  ground cloves, divided
1/2
cup   (1 stick) butter, softened
1-1/2
cups  granulated sugar
3
 eggs
1
tsp.  vanilla
1/2
cup  BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
1
cup   thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

Make It

PREHEAT oven to 325°F. Line bottom of 9-inch round cake pan with parchment paper; spray with cooking spray. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly on bottom of pan. Arrange pear slices evenly over sugar; set aside.

MIX flour, baking soda and 1/2 tsp. of the cloves; set aside. Beat butter and granulated sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Add flour mixture, alternately in thirds with sour cream, beating well after each addition. Pour batter into prepared pan.

BAKE 1 hour 10 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 20 min. Invert onto cake stand or platter. Serve warm or cool. Cut into 12 slices. Top with whipped topping and sprinkle with the remaining cloves.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Size-Wise
You'll know it is a special occasion when the aroma from this special treat fills the house.
How to Soften Butter
Place unwrapped butter on microwaveable plate. Microwave on HIGH 10 to 15 sec. or until slightly softened.
Substitute
Substitute ground cinnamon and an apple for the ground cloves and pear.
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