Pear and Ginger Cake

    Pear and Ginger Cake


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    About this recipe: This cake has an amazing combination of flavours and textures. Pears are baked with pecans, in a warmly spiced ginger cake batter. It's perfect for dessert with a dollop of whipped cream.

    Serves: 8 

    • 30g unsalted butter, melted
    • 4 tablespoons golden syrup
    • 4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 1 (415g) tin pear halves, well drained
    • 60g pecan halves
    • 415g ginger cake mix

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Mix the melted butter, golden syrup and dark brown soft sugar in a 23cm round cake tin.
    2. Slice pear halves in half lengthways. Place a pecan in the centre of each pear quarter. Place pears cut side down in the cake tin, arranging them like spokes radiating from the centre of the tin. Sprinkle any remaining pecans around the pears.
    3. Prepare the cake mix according to package directions and pour over the pears and pecans in the cake tin.
    4. Bake 40 minutes in the preheated oven or until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool slightly before turning out onto a serving dish.

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