Best-Ever Pear Cake

Best-Ever Pear Cake


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About this recipe: A super delicious pear cake, which is the perfect way to make use of pears when in-season. Serve thickly sliced with sweetened whipped cream for dessert.


Serves: 12 

  • 650g peeled, cored and chopped pears
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 375g plain flour, sieved
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 egg whites
  • 160ml rapeseed oil
  • 110g chopped pecans

Prep:25min  ›  Cook:1hr10min  ›  Extra time:1hr35min marinating  ›  Ready in:3hr10min 

  1. Combine the pears and the sugar and let stand for one hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Spray a 26cm tube cake tin with cooking oil spray.
  3. Slightly beat the egg whites and combine them with the oil, chopped pecans and pear mixture.
  4. Stir the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. Stir in the pear mixture. Pour batter into the prepared tin.
  5. Bake at 170 C / Gas 3 for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Remove from oven ant let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from tin.

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Sorry but this was inedible for me due to the cloves. Would have been a decent cake without it. - 18 Oct 2016

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