Spiced Pear Upside-Down Cake + A Fall Fizz

Do you guys remember when I first started this blog back in January and like 80% of my posts were about how much I hated school?





Well now I'm out of school and my life is filled with much more enjoyable tasks like lugging my jar of coins to Walmart so I can use the CoinStar machine to buy dinner.  And figuring out what a "tax" is.  And listening to Matt talk about student loan debt while my heart races.  Oh, and I get to watch people's expressions when I say I'm a "writer" instead of a "student."  When you say you're a student, everyone is like "Oh great, champ, you've got such great prospects you're gonna do amazing things I can see it now."  When you say you're a writer, a lot of people give a slightly pitying look before asking, "oh, fun, and what else do you do?"  

But hey, at least I've got more time to bake. School never allowed enough time to bake. 

With that extra time to bake, I thought it'd be fun to make a cake.  We try to stick to the seasons around this neck of the Internet, so when we walked into our local organic farmers market (jk it was Whole Foods) and saw piles of pears, I knew I had to do something with them. Spice cakes are one of my favorite perks of the fall season.  When I was a kid I used to make an apple spice bundt cake with a CASTLE-SHAPED BUNDT PAN (!!!) and it was phenomenal.  Like, damn, an edible delicious castle full of apples and cinnamon.  

Anyway, I know it isn't like really fall weather yet but it's getting cooler and so I'm trying to hustle in the season with spice cake.  This one is a pear upside-down spice cake with inspiration and adaption from here because 1.) it's super easy and 2.) it allows for the use of copious amounts of brown sugar.  Matt made a cocktail to pair with it that is the perfect transition between summer fizzy cocktails and fall boozy spiced cocktails.  It's light, refreshing, and filled with aromas of orange, clove, and cinnamon.  

You can find the recipe for it all over on Susty Party's website!  Have a good week, sweeties!

Head over to Susty Party's website to find the recipe and use the code "probablythis" for $10 off your purchase.  Susty Party makes environmentally-friendly disposable dinnerware and sources manufacturers who employ the blind, which we think is super cool.    

Thanks so much Susty Party for sponsoring this post!  All opinions are our own.

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