Pear Cake

IMG_5277IMG_5274IMG_5291I love going to the market and finding something I wasn’t intending on buying. This week, I just couldn’t resist buying these delicious looking Rosemarie Pears. I like the orange/red color,  and the texture of these pears are wonderful. They taste juicy, soft and sweet. Ideal for any dessert, which is why I decided to make a simple and sweet cake. Nothing extravagant, but something we like to enjoy with a good tea on the side.

Now, It’s time to join  Fiesta Friday #108  with Angie and also thanks to Suzanne @ apuginthekitchen and Zeba @ Food For The Soul for co-hosting this week!

Serves: 8/10 slices

Ingredients:

  • 300g of all purpose flour/plain flour
  • 180g of caster sugar
  • 150g of salted butter (cut into small pieces)
  • 5g of baking powder
  • 5 pears (Rosemarie)
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 80ml of milk
  • Roasted sliced almonds
  • Icing sugar (for dusting)
  • Apricot jam

IMG_5273Procedure:

  1. Grease a round cake pan (23 centimeters).
  2. Preheat the oven to 180C degrees.
  3. In a large bowl beat the sugar and the soft butter with an electric mixer until it becomes light and creamy.
  4. Add the 4 eggs, one by one and mix.
  5. Pour the milk and mix
  6. Pour the flour and the baking power, mix until smooth.
  7. Add 2 pears cut into small pieces and mix with a spatula.
  8. Slowly pour the mixture into the cake pan.
  9. Peel and cut the rest of the pears
  10. Add the sliced pears on the top of the cake.
  11. Bake for 45 minutes (more or less depending the oven) or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  12. Remove from the oven and set aside for 20 minutes.
  13. Place the cake on a serving plate.
  14. Warm the apricot jam in a saucepan over low heat.
  15. Brush the top of the cake with apricot jam.
  16. Sprinkle the cake with roasted sliced almonds and dust it with some icing sugar.
  17. Enjoy with a flavorful cup of tea on the side.

Bon Appétit.

PS: Don’t slice your pears before the procedure as they will turn brown!

55 thoughts on “Pear Cake

  1. Delicious looking cake Linda. I was planning to look up a nice dessert with pears which are in full season here. And lo and behold! I have this tried and tested beauty right in front of my eyes. Thanks for sharing 👍☺

  2. What a beautiful cake Linda! This is absolutely all that needs to be done with some lovely baking fruit. It let’s the fruit speak for itself, as you said, goes perfectly with a cup of tea 🙂

    • Thank you very much Laurie. I’m glad you liked it. I made two cakes this week and this year the pears are extremely soft and sweet. I’m thinking about ‘pears belle Hélène’ for this week 😉 Have a nice day! 🙂

  3. You called this a “simple cake”, Linda… It may be few ingredients and simple to make, but it sure is pretty! I love pears and I imagine the flavors are wonderful! Thank you. 🙂

  4. I bet this is all gone, but can you make a new batch for me? 😀 This looks so pretty, Linda. I am sure it’s delicious, too. 😛 I hope you are enjoying the week. x

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