Sweet, sweet Friday! But we have to be thankful for annoying Mondays, because if it wasn’t for Mondays we wouldn’t appreciate Friday as much. Things I love about my Fridays; love to go for props hunt, antique stores, and places you wouldn’t expect to find anything, but at the end… voila! The biggest prop place ever. “Home goods” awwwww, its props-land. Who knew? Tones of cutie plates and adorable bowls for peanuts. You all knew about that place? If you didn’t… go, go right now! If you did, then why nobody told me about it? Don’t keep these hidden gems all to yourself please. Of course there are cheesy things beyond believe too, but also cute little things. You have to have a good eye for it. So to sweeten up this Friday even more I baked this honey spiced upside down cake. It is a sweet, sweet treat.
Honey Spiced Pear Upside Down Cake
- 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- 8 Tbs. (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1-cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup milk
For the caramel:
- 1cup honey
- ¼ teaspoon cardamom
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon lemon zest
Preheat an oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a round cake pan. In a bowl, stir and toss together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a saucepan mix the honey, the spices and the lemon zest let it melt a bit. Cut the pears in 1 inch slices fit the slices in the bottom of your tray and pour the honey mixture.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the flat beater, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until blended, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Reduce the speed to low and add the flour mixture along with the milk. Beat until blended and smooth, stopping the mixer occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Enjoy, have a sweet weekend.