Preheat oven to 325°F. Line bottom of 9-inch round cake pan with parchment paper; spray with cooking spray. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly on bottom of pan. Arrange pear slices evenly over sugar; set aside.
Mix flour, baking soda and 1/2 tsp. of the cloves; set aside. Beat butter and granulated sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Add flour mixture, alternately in thirds with sour cream, beating well after each addition. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake 1 hour 10 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 20 min. Invert onto cake stand or platter. Serve warm or cool. Cut into 12 slices. Top with whipped topping and sprinkle with the remaining cloves.
You'll know it is a special occasion when the aroma from this special treat fills the house.
How to Soften Butter
Place unwrapped butter on microwaveable plate. Microwave on HIGH 10 to 15 sec. or until slightly softened.
Substitute ground cinnamon and an apple for the ground cloves and pear.
Cloves can be purchased ground or whole. Use an electric grinder or small food processor to grind whole cloves, since their hard texture make them difficult to grind. Store in an airtight container out of direct light. Do not use whole cloves in this recipe.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 47g
Dietary Fiber 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 12 servings, 1 slice each.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.