This was fantastic! The cake is really moist and flavorful, and the caramel is spectacular. Which is saying a lot because I hate caramel. I have to give it a 4 because I did make some changes. I didn't use the coffee because I didn't have any; I don't think it would add much to the flavor. I only needed two pears because I made it as a sheet cake instead of a round one (easier for me to store). On recommendation from another recipe, I used amaretto instead of water in the caramel (SO GOOD) and poured it over the pears before the batter, because that's how every other recipe has it. I would eat this all day every day if I could.
Pear Upside-Down Spice Cake
Sailorknight Posted: 10/30/11