Upside Down Pear Cake
A great way to use up pears if not eaten by the end of the week. Found on the nibblous website. Friends very happy with this one, so much so they didn't leave me any for the next day!
MethodArrange the pear halves evenly over the bottom of the prepared pudding dish or tin and set aside. Using an electric beater or a wooden spoon, cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, adding them one at a time and mixing well after each addition. Add the flour to the bowl, gently fold it into the mixture, then stir in the milk. Spoon the cake mixture evenly over the pears and smooth the surface. Cook in a preheated oven at 180C/350F/gas mark 4 for 45 minutes, until the surface is firm when gently touched and the cake comes slightly away from the sides of the dish. Remove from the oven, let it cool for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a serving plate. Peel away the baking parchment, dust the top of the cake evenly with icing sugar and serve immediately.
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