Pear Pecan Buttermilk Upside Down Cake
  • 1 1/2 cubes butter
  • 2 1/3 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp Cointreau
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 pear, cubed
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 350°. Butter 10″ pan. Line with parchment and butter parchment.

Mix pecans, pear cubes and sugar.  Sprinkle onto bottom of pan.

Sift dry ingredients. Cream butter and sugar until light. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla and Cointreau.

Mix in flour and buttermilk in three additions.  Spread over pears and pecans. (Batter is thick.)

Bake about 1 hour, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Cool about 10 minutes in pan and then remove to plate.  Cool completely.