Old Maid Cake

Old Maid Cake

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼

    cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1

    teaspoon baking powder

  • 1

    teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1

    teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½

    teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼

    teaspoon salt

  • ¼

    teaspoon ground cloves

  • ½

    cup low-fat buttermilk

  • ¼

    cup egg substitute

  • ¼

    cup molasses

  • 2

    tablespoons stick margarine melted

  • 2

    tablespoons stick margarine

  • cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 3

    tablespoons chopped walnuts

  • 2

    medium pears (about 1 pound)

  • Cinnamon sticks (optional)

  • Pear slices (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 375º. Combine first 8 ingredients in a bowl; stir well. Combine buttermilk, egg substitute, molasses, and 2 tablespoons melted margarine in a bowl; stir well. Add to flour mixture, stirring until smooth. Melt 2 tablespoons margarine in a 9-inch cast-iron skillet. Stir in 1/3 cup brown sugar; cook over medium heat 1 minute. Remove from heat; sprinkle with walnuts. Peel and core pears. Cut each in half lengthwise. Cut each half into thin slices, cutting to, but not through, stem end. Fan pear halves; place, core sides up, on top of brown sugar mixture in skillet. Pour batter over pears; bake at 375º for 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan 5 minutes on a wire rack. Loosen cake from sides of pan using a narrow metal spatula. Invert onto a cake plate. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and pear slices, if desired. Serving Size: 1 wedge


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