Upside Down Pear Yam Cake
Slice the pear halves and arrange along the bottom of the pan.
In a small saucepan or the microwave, combine the caramels, margarine and milk. Place over a low heat or in the microwave until melted and smooth. Pour the mixture evenly and carefully over the pears.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, mashed yams, cinnamon, nutmeg, oil, water, egg and egg whites, mixing until well-blended. Spoon the yam batter evenly over the pears.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool 5 minutes and go around the edges with a knife. Invert onto a large serving platter and serve hot.