Simple and easy old fashioned pear cake, an amazingly delicious quick fall dessert for cheat days
I love pear! Especially the underripe ones from my grandmother’s garden. Last time when we were home, my parents packed us a lot of this delicious pears. Mmm, it was so good. Unfortunately two pears were hiding somewhere in the fridge, they were very ripe when I found them. It was a Saturday which is also our cheat day, so it was obvious they gonna end in a lovely dessert!
That’s the story of this beautiful and easy pear cake. Let’s see what do you need for this dessert! First, you’ll need some ripe pears, but of course you can use any fruit instead of pears, I’m sure this cake goes well with apple, plum, apricot or cherry (I’ve baked this cake with sour cherry, it was amazing). The batter is made of brown sugar, flour, butter, baking powder, vanilla, milk and one egg.
The preparation of this cake couldn’t be easier: just whisk together the egg, sugar and butter, when it’s fluffy add the flour, baking powder, vanilla and milk, combine well, then pour the batter into a prepared baking tray. Smooth the top, then place the pear slices on top of the cake, gently pressing them. That’s all! Pop in the center of the oven, bake for 18-20 minutes.
This cake serves 3-4 people, however I made this cake just for two of us. While the cake was only baking, due to sweet smell coming from the kitchen, we couldn’t wait to take out the cake. Needless to say, we ate the whole cake during the night, it didn’t had time to completely cool off.
This easy and simple pear cake is sweet, crumbly and really delicious. If you’re a pear lover, give this cake a try! Hope you’ll love this quick family dessert!
- 1 egg
- ½ cup | 100 g brown sugar
- 4 tbsp | 60 g butter
- 1 cup | 125 g all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ⅓ cup 100 ml milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 ripe pears, peeled, cored and sliced
- Preheat oven to 180ºC | 350 ºF.
- Line a 8 × 8 inches (or 9 x 2 inches round) baking pan with parchment paper, allow some to hang over sides.
- Wash, peel, core and thinly slice the pear. Set aside.
- In a large bowl whisk together the butter, sugar, vanilla and eggs, until smooth and well combined.
- Mix together the flour and baking powder.
- Alternately add one tablespoon flour and milk to the mixture, stir to combine.
- Spread the batter evenly in pan.
- Arrange the pear wedges on top of the cake in whatever fashion you like, pressing them in slightly.
- Bake the cake for 18-20 minutes, until the toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
- Dust the pear cake with powdered sugar before serving, if you desire.
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