Simply Healthy Family: Upside Down Spiced Pear Cake #SundaySupper


Upside Down Spiced Pear Cake #SundaySupper

This chewy and moist molasses spice cake waits all year long to ring in the Fall. Fresh pears in every bite along with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cardamom linger on your taste buds. The thinly sliced pears slightly caramelize in a bit of brown sugar on the bottom of the pan and turn just chewy and sweet enough to have you wanting one more bite. Enjoy with a cup of hot, spiced tea. 

“It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.” ― Sarah Addison AllenFirst Frost

This week at Sunday Supper we are all sharing our favorite recipes to welcome Fall. Fall has always been my favorite season of the year which may seem strange seeing as that I live in the Sonoran desert and we don't really have your typical Autumn elements that make most people Fall in love with the season. Nonetheless, I look forward to the crispniss and cooler weather after a very long and dry summer here in the desert.

Almost as much as I look forward to the refreshing Fall weather I eagerly await the flavors and smells that come with the seasons change. Pumpkin of course, but also cinnamon and chai, crisp apples and pears and piping hot bowls of soup.

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” ― Henry David Thoreau

TIME        60 MINUTES            SERVES        6-8 SLICES

You Will Need

2 medium size green pears
2 cups unbleached, whole wheat flour (or 1:1 cups oat and wheat flour)
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed + 1 tablespoon
1/4 cup milled flax seed
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

3/4 cup almond milk (or regular milk)
1/3 cup black strap molasses
2 tablespoons coconut oil plus a bit more for brushing the pan
1 whole egg (free range, Organic of course :)
1 egg white

Putting it All Together

Pre heat oven to 350F. Brush a tiny bit of coconut oil on bottom and sides of silicone loaf pan and sprinkle with a bit of brown sugar.

In a large bowl, mix together all dry ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk together wet ingredients. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry. Chop one of the pears into small pieces and fold into the batter. Slice the other pear lengthwise into thin pieces.

Place the sliced pears on the bottom of the prepared cake pan. Fold the batter over the top of the pears. Bake at 350F for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

Let cool on a baking rack for 15-20 minutes. Using a butter knife carefully cut around the edges of the cake to loosen from the pan. Carefully turn the cake upside down to remove it from the pan.
Enjoy with a cup of coffee, tea or milk!

What are your favorite Fall flavors that you look forward to all year long?

If you're in need of some inspiration in the kitchen, we've got you covered! The Sunday Supper team has compiled a wonderful list of all of the very best of Fall for your table.

Check out A Guide to Apples plus Best Fall Recipes Ideas for #SundaySupper and this week's recipe collection:

Appetizers and Sides
Main Dishes
Desserts and Cocktails

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  1. I adore upside down cakes! The loaf cake sounds and looks magically delicious with all the warm spices.

  2. What a gorgeous presentation, Gwen! Pears are one of my favorite fall fruits!

    1. Thank you Liz! Mine too!

  3. Looks yummy! I don't know what I like more- pear cakes or apple cakes :)

  4. Such a gorgeous cake! I would love to serve this for a party.

  5. I love the way those pears look on the top of the cake! So pretty!

  6. That is gorgeous with the pears! Great flavors!!

  7. What a beautiful dessert!

  8. This looks yummy, Gwen. And thanks for sharing other links.

  9. Such a beautiful cake! What a delicious, elegant dessert.

  10. I love your little seasonal quotes!
    Your cake is stunning, too. I bet those bites of pear balance the molasses beautifully.

  11. Pear cake of any kind is perfect for Fall. Great presentation!

  12. I love how the pears look and I bet it is perfectly delicious too!

  13. I love these plants so much. They are beautiful and fantastic. You can plant some orchids for the colorful view.

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