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Chai Pear Upside-Down Cake

Chai Pear Upside-Down Cake

  • Yield: 10 servings
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  • 2 Pears
  • 1/4 cup Demerara sugar
  • 4 tbsp Water
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 Chai tea bags
  • 3/4 cup Whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup Almond meal
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Grease and flour a round cake pan.
  3. Peel the pears and cut into 1/4″ slices. Place them flat in a single layer on the bottom of the pan. You may not need all of the slices.
  4. Cook the water and demerara sugar in a small pan, stirring occasionally, until it begins to slightly caramelize, being careful not to over cook or it will harden like candy.
  5. Pour the sugar mixture evenly over the pears in the pan.
  6. Beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  7. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  8. Add in the contents of the tea bags and mix on low speed.
  9. On low speed, slowly add the remaining ingredients.
  10. Pour the batter evenly over the pears in the pan.
  11. Bake for 30 minutes, until a skewer comes out mostly clean.
  12. Let cake sit for 10 minutes, then place a plate over the top and flip it over to remove the cake from the pan.


Recipe adapted from