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Pear and Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Happy New Year to all my friends and readers..

To celebrate and welcome New Year I made this cake. It is a caramelized pear and pineapple upside down cake. It is a delicious cake with the rich flavor of caramelized pear, pineapple and ginger. This is a two layer upside down cake,first layer of pear and a second layer of chopped ginger flavored pineapple and then a cake base. You can add candied ginger if you like but I have added a little of fresh ginger. There can be sometimes extra liquid after you flip the cake upside down. Pour it on top of the cake and you will get a soft, moist and gooey cake. It is a delicate buttery cake which you will surely love.


Layer 1
Pear- 3
Butter- 3 tsp
Brown sugar- 1/2 cup

Layer 2
Pineapple chopped- 1 cup
Ginger grated- 1 tsp
Butter- 3 tsp
Brown sugar- 1/2 tsp

Cake mix
Flour- 1 1/2 cup
Baking powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Baking soda- 1/2 tsp
salt- a pinch

Butter- 1/3 cup
Sugar- 1/3 cup
Pineapple juice- 1/3 cup
Vanilla essence- 2 tsp

Add butter and brown sugar in a pan and allow it to caramelize. Add pineapple and ginger and cook till all the moister evaporates. Allow this to cool completely.
Cut pear into thin strips. Heat butter in the cake tin and add brown sugar and allow to caramelize.Carefully place the pear slices in circular pattern. I also arranged cherries. Now place an even layer of the caramelized pineapples.Keep this ready.
Sieve  all the dry ingredients. In another bowl combine butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Now add eggs one at a time and beat well till fluffy. Add pineapple juice and vanilla essence. Fold in the dry ingredients little by little. Pour this on the prepared tin of pear and pineapples and bake in 300 degree F till done or till the tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool for three minutes and run a knife all along the edges. Place a plate on top of the pan and carefully flip over. Your upside down cake is ready.

Try this...
Hope you will all enjoy..


  1. juicy up side down cake suja......loving it

  2. Happy New Year!!!!...
    looks so perfect n yummy!!!

  3. Happy New Year Suja .Cake looks fabulous -a perfect treat for New Year

  4. delicious combination looks wonderful

  5. loved it suja! wanna grab a piece--good combo of flavours ! Have a fab 2011 !!

  6. Wow! This looks very scrumptious.

  7. Looks soo good! must b tasting soo yumm!

  8. Wow, absolutely amazing! Lovely shots & they just are making me drool!!

    US Masala

  9. wow, looks and sounds so delicious, love it, such delectable cake.

  10. Cake with such a nice combo of flavors look great. happy New year to your and your family.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  11. Looks delicious Suja,feel like having a big piece of the cake...

  12. wow chechi...super cake.first of all i love upside down cakes and that too double dhamaka here..OOOOwww too good..

  13. Scrumptious Cake!!Happy newyear!!

  14. Gosh Suja this upside down pineapple & pear cake sounds and looks divine,I am so ready to devour this.And I had promised myself no more baking in 2011 and this sinfully divine cake is certainly provoking me to bend the rules and break my promise...Bookmarked.....lets see how long I can resist the temptation ;-)

  15. This is such a flavourful fruity cake! Loved it.

  16. Cake looks sooo yummy and fabulous, would love to have a slice of this cake..

  17. A very Happy and Prosperous New Year to you and your Family!
    lovely cake to start a new year :)

  18. superb suja.......kandittu kothiyavunnu

  19. looks so wonderful suja... very yummy..

  20. Tempting cake, love this combo and looks delicious....

  21. Cake is mouth watering, suja...lovely space and lovely recipes you have, following u from now on and I have tagged you, check this link :

  22. Such a lovely recipe to start the New year with :-) Happy New year,Suja !!

  23. Looks o spongy and fruity cake..Loved it.
    Happy new year to you and your family.

  24. Happy New Year. Beautiful Cake

  25. perfect and yummy.pic are very beautiful

  26. Wow suja the cake looks absolutely gorgeous ... well done.

  27. WOW!! Cake kannan nalla bhagiyundu ketto..Looks so soft and yummy..Wish you and your family a very happy New Year!

  28. Tempting cake. Wishing you and family a bright and prosperous Happy new year dear. Bookmarking this recipe. I will definitely try yours.

  29. Scrumptious cake dear...very innovative n tasty..
    Tasty appetite

  30. Cake kandittu sharikum kothivarunnu...happy new year.

  31. Yummy and tempting cake,looks so soft and the last pic is very tempting!

  32. Never baked an upside down cake..I bet this will be utterly delicious..My next bake is an upside down cake for sure !
    Wishing you a Happy New Year too.

  33. Nice and yummy cake to welcome the New Year!

  34. oh the texture looks awesome..yum wish you a very happy new year :)

  35. Thanks all for stopping by and sweet comments:)


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