Moist Pear Cake

Moist Pear Cake


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About this recipe: A wonderful way to use up pears when in-season. Pears are tossed in sugar and allowed to sit for a while, pureed, then mixed into a cake batter. The resulting cake is moist, full of flavour and totally moreish. Serve for dessert, afternoon tea or pop some into your packed lunch.


Serves: 14 

  • 4 fresh pears
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 220g packed dark brown soft sugar
  • 120g pecans, chopped
  • 250ml vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 375g plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr15min  ›  Extra time:1hr marinating  ›  Ready in:2hr35min 

  1. Peel pears and thinly slice. Toss with caster sugar, dark brown soft sugar and pecans and let sit for one hour. After sitting puree pear mixture in a blender.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour one 23x33cm or similar sized tin.
  3. By hand stir in until just blended; the flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda. Add dry ingredients to pear mixture and add oil, vanilla and eggs. Pour batter into prepared tin.
  4. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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Hello, I have made this cake but was very disappointed as it turned out pretty tasteless, doesn't taste of pears at all and isn't moist either:-( don't recommennd , sorry. - 20 Oct 2012

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