Sweet Pear Cake

Sweet Pear Cake


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This is a wonderfully sweet and fresh pear cake. The secret is to marinate the sliced pears in sugar before pureeing. Delicious!


Serves: 14 

  • 4 fresh pears
  • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
  • 1 cup (185g) packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons bicarb soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour15min  ›  Extra time:1hour marinating  ›  Ready in:2hours35min 

  1. Peel and slice pears thin. Mix sliced pears with white sugar, brown sugar and nuts then let sit for one hour. After sitting puree pear mixture in a blender.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour one 20x30cm pan.
  3. By hand stir in until just blended: the flour, salt and bicarb soda. Add dry ingredients to pear mixture and add oil, vanilla and eggs. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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