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Pear Cake Recipe (Pear Upside Down Cake)

Pear Cake Recipe

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Quick and easy pear cake recipe (pear upside down cake) that's soft, moist and made with simple ingredients. Perfect Fall/Autumn or Thanksgiving dessert.
Course Cakes
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 9 slices
Calories 362
Author CakeWhiz


Caramel-like Topping

  • ¼ cup Butter Unsalted
  • cup Brown sugar
  • 3 Pears Peeled and cut into ½ inch wedges

Cake Batter

  • 1⅓ cup All-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Desiccated
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 cup Brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp Butter
  • 2 Eggs Large
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup Milk Whole


  • 1 tbsp Coconut Finely shredded
  • 3 tbsp White chocolate Shreds


  • Grease a round spring form pan (Dimensions- 9×3). 
  • Add butter and place this pan in the oven. Keep an eye on it. When the butter melts (in less than 5 minutes), remove pan from the oven.
  • Now, sprinkle brown sugar all over the melted butter.
  • Arrange your pears on top of the butter and sugar mixture. Keep this pan aside while you prepare the cake batter.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Then, add eggs (one at a time) and vanilla extract and mix everything until smooth.
  • Add flour, baking powder, coconut, milk and mix until just combined. Don't over-mix! 
  • Pour this batter into the pan you had prepared earlier.
  • Bake for about 50 minutes at 325 degrees or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let this cake cool for an hour on a cooling rack and then release the sides of the springform pan and flip cake over gently on a serving dish or a cake board. 
  • Top it off with finely shredded coconut and white chocolate shreds. Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1.4mg