Upside-Down Pear Chocolate Cake

Total Time:
1 hr 45 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
1 hr 20 min

Yield:
10 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 cups whole-grain pastry flour
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup brewed strong coffee, cooled
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 large pears, peeled, cored and sliced
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly oil a 10-inch cake pan. Line the pan with parchment or waxed paper and lightly oil the paper.

  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla extract. Gradually stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture. Mix until thoroughly blended.

  • Line the bottom of the cake pan with the pears in a circular design. Pour the batter on top of the pears. Bake for 55 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  • Place on a cooling rack and let stand for 10 minutes. With a butter knife, cut around the edge of the cake, loosening the sides. Invert the pan onto a plate. Using the handle of the knife, vigorously tap the top of the pan, even shaking it a bit, to loosen the cake. Leave the pan over the cake for 15 minutes. Remove the pan and let the cake cool completely.


CATEGORIES:
View All

Cooking Tips
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Loading review filters...
BROWSE REVIEWS BY KEYWORD
    Reviews