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Upside-down pear cake

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Upside-down pear cake


For the pears

  • Place all of the ingredients apart from the pears in a pot.
  • Place the pot over the heat and simmer for 5 minutes until the sugar dissolves and the mixture slightly thickens.
  • Line a 23 cm cake pan with parchment paper and pour the mixture into the cake pan.
  • Cut the pear in half lengthwise and remove pits.
  • Place the pears in the pan, in a spoke manner, with the cut side down. Transfer cake pan to the refrigerator until the dough is ready.

For the dough

  • Preheat the oven to 160ο C (320* F) set to fan.
  • In a mixer’s bowl, beat the butter and the sugar on medium speed. Gradually increase speed until you have a fluffy mixture.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, beat the egg, grape must, honey, buttermilk. In another bowl, mix the flour (after passing it through a sieve), soda, salt, ginger, and cinnamon.
  • Gradually add the two mixtures (alternatively) to the butter mixture, waiting for each batch to be incorporated before adding the next.
  • Remove cake pan from refrigerator. Pour the dough mixture over the pears and bake for 50-60 minutes.
  • Remove cake pan from oven and set on a rack for 2 hours to cool.
  • Invert and turn out of the pan. Cut in slices and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
17 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
19 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
39 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
20 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
36 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
9 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
10 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
9 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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