Pear Upside-Down Spice Cake Recipe

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Pear Upside-Down Spice Cake
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  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. To prepare cake, arrange pear slices spokelike in bottom of a 9-inch cake pan coated with cooking spray, working from the center of the pan to the edge.
  3. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and the next 7 ingredients (through cinnamon) in a bowl.
  4. Combine granulated sugar and 5 tablespoons butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg; beat well. Add flour mixture and 3/4 cup buttermilk alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Spoon batter over pears; spread evenly.
  5. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack. Loosen cake from sides of pan using a narrow metal spatula; invert cake onto plate. Let rest 2 minutes; remove pan.
  6. To prepare glaze, combine 2 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon water, and juice in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until butter melts. Stir in brown sugar; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in 1 1/2 tablespoons buttermilk. Let stand 2 minutes; pour glaze evenly over cake.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 306.4 Kcal (1283 kJ)
Calories from fat 71 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.89g 12%
Cholesterol 35.2mg 12%
Sodium 126.56mg 5%
Potassium 96.32mg 2%
Total Carbs 56.1g 19%
Sugars 30.95g 124%
Dietary Fiber 2.11g 8%
Protein 3.6g 7%
Vitamin C 2.2mg 4%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 56.3mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 214.87 Kcal (900 kJ)
Calories from fat 49.79 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.53g 12%
Cholesterol 24.69mg 12%
Sodium 88.75mg 5%
Potassium 67.55mg 2%
Total Carbs 39.34g 19%
Sugars 21.7g 124%
Dietary Fiber 1.48g 8%
Protein 2.52g 7%
Vitamin C 1.6mg 4%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 0.3mg 3%
Calcium 39.5mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.4
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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