Pear & Maple Upside-Down Cake
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Pear & Maple Upside-Down Cake

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Serves 6

Sweet, Light and Lovely

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  • 25g butter
  • 100g low fat spread
  • 4tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 medium pears
  • 100g light brown soft sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 2tsp mixed spice


    1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas mark 6
    2. Squidge the butter into the bottom of an 18cm-20cm round cake tin and add the maple syrup
    3. Core and thinly slice the pears and arrange them in the bottom of the cake tin
    4. Lightly cream the low fat spread and sugar until light and smooth and add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each adddition.
    5. Add the flour and mixed spice until the mixture is smooth.
    6. Spoon evenly into the tin and bake in the oven for 30-35mins until the sponge springs back when lightly pressed
    7. Leave to cool in the tin for at least 15 minutes. After cooling, run a spatula round the edge of the tin and turn the cake out onto a plate.
    8. Slice into 6 portions and serve with cream or ice cream.

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