Pear & Almond Upside Down Cake

Anything you bake in your oven can be done on the Ziggy! Whip up this delicious cake and you'll be the star baker at your next BBQ...You can easily replace the pears with Apples or stone fruit when in season.


Serves: 8-10
Preparation time: 45
Cooking time: 1 hour 20 minutes


180g brown sugar
100g unsalted butter, melted
170g unsalted butter, softened
4 ripe pears - peeled, cored and sliced thinly
300g caster sugar
3 eggs
250g plain flour
1½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
80g almond meal
250ml buttermilk
Thick cream, to serve



1. Set up your BBQ for indirect cooking. This means the burners directly under the cake tin are switched off. Place an elevated rack on the side of the grill where the cake will go. Pre-heat the BBQ to 180 degrees with the hood closed.

2. Grease and line base of a 26cm cake pan with baking paper. Sprinkle brown sugar over base. Pour the melted butter over the brown brown sugar. Top with overlapping pear slices.

3. Place the remaining softened butter and caster sugar in bowl of electric mixer, beat for 5 minutes until light and fluffy.

4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

5. Sift together flour, baking powder and spices, fold into egg mixture with almond meal. 

6. Stir in buttermilk, then mix to form a smooth batter. Carefully spread over pears.

7. Place on top of the elevated rack in the BBQ and cook for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Adjust the burner/burners depending on your BBQ model to maintain the temperature at 180 degrees.

8. Cover loosely with foil if cake begins to brown too quickly. Remove and cool for 30 minutes. Run a knife around sides of pan and carefully invert onto a plate.

9. Serve with a dollop of thick cream


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Turbo Elite receives Good Design Award 2012

The Ziegler & Brown Turbo Barbeque is the recipient of the coveted Good Design Awards, Australia’s oldest and most prestigious award for design and innovation with its origins dating back to 1958. The Awards showcase superior examples of good design across a broad range of industries and design disciplines. There are seven main categories for the awards and 25 sub-categories, representing one of the most diverse range of submissions in the world.

Combining quality stainless steel construction and break through design, the award winning Ziegler & Brown Turbo Elite is in a class of its own. Innovative and technologically advanced, the Turbo features the exclusive Radiant Quartz Technology (RQT) burner system, for powerful and efficient barbequing. The patented RQT burner system for the Turbo range of barbeques has been designed and developed right here in Australia. Complete with an impressive 10 year warranty on the double skin firebox and hood, the Turbo Elite is the ultimate barbeque to take your outdoor dining to new heights.

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With its powerful burner and innovative design, the Ziegler & Brown Portable Grill is ideal for inner city balconies, and perfect for picnics, beach trips, camping and caravanning.

The Portable Grill is incredibly versatile thanks to a high-domed roll-back hood – that can cook open or closed – depending on whether you’re preparing a succulent roast for dinner or frying up bacon and eggs for breakfast.

Available in Chili Red and Gunmetal Grey, the little Ziggy offers customers superior quality, exceptional performance and ultimate portability, delivering mouth-watering results every time.

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