Festive Skillet Dessert for Begginers

The winter holidays are coming fast and I thought I would share this lovely recipie with you all. I came across it a little while ago on realsimple.com and I finally had a chance to make it and it’s friken delicious!!

Both guys and girls can try their hand at this because it’s so easy! Nothing more than mixing ingredients and throwing them in a skillet. Kind of like my cooking style 🙂

Now try your hand at this so you can wow your friends, family, lover or roommate with your mad baking skills!

Most importantly, report back with your thoughts or problems you encountered so I can help.

Spiced Pear Skillet Upside Down Cake

11tablespoons butter, divided
½cup light brown sugar
2large pears, peeled, cored and cut into ¼-inch slices
2cups all-purpose flour
1cup granulated sugar
2teaspoons baking soda
½teaspoon baking powder
⅛teaspoon kosher salt
½teaspoon cinnamon
½teaspoon nutmeg
½teaspoon allspice
½teaspoon cardamom
1cup buttermilk
whipped cream, for serving

Heat oven to 375˚ F. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the brown sugar and cook, stirring frequently, until the sugar dissolves and caramelizes, about 2-3 minutes. Place the pear slices into the pan, arranging them over the caramel in an overlapping circle. Melt remaining 8 tablespoons of butter in microwave or small saucepan and set aside.
Make the cake: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices. In a separate large bowl stir together the buttermilk and the melted butter. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring softly, until just smooth and combined.
Spoon the batter into the skilled over the pear layer and gently smooth it to the edges. Bake for about 40 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes, then turn the cake over onto a large platter. Serve wedges slightly warm or at room temperature with whipped cream.

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    November 17, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Looks really good !!!! Is it Zero calories? Haha who cares it’s the holidays time!!!

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