Pear Upside-Down Cake

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.


9 servings

Updated: Apr. 16, 2022
Using a packaged cake mix speeds up the preparation time of this tasty pear and pecan upside-down cake. This moist cake is pretty to look at and luscious, too. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Pear Upside-Down Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 medium pears, peeled and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 package (9 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 large egg, room temperature


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spread butter in an 8-in. square baking dish. Arrange pear slices in a single layer over butter. Sprinkle with brown sugar and pecans.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cake mix, milk and egg on medium speed for 3-5 minutes; pour over pears.
  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 25-30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 236 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 251mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.