Cinnamon Pear Cake

Hello there– With all those beautiful, plump, firm, green pears out there at the market, this recipe is just in time.  It’s a little bit homely.  But I like it’s nubbely top and crispy edges.  And it’s chock full of pear sweetness.  Such  friendly little cake, simple and comfortable.

1 1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
3/4 cup canola oil
2 pears, peeled and cut into chunks
2/3 cup walnuts (or pecans), chopped

Stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.  Then mix in the vanilla, egg and oil.  Finally fold in the walnuts and pear chunks.  The batter will be super thick.  Turn it into a 9″ cake can sprayed with cooking spray. And bake it up at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes until its cooked through.  When it cools a bit, it’s pretty to dust it all with powdered sugar.

This cake is lovely all on it’s own, especially when it’s warm.  But you know it’s even better with a scoop of whipped cream or ice cream by it’s side.

5 thoughts on “Cinnamon Pear Cake

  1. Hi Rhonda…just wondering what type pears you used…were they green and under ripe? or bartlett, bosc, or anjou? The cake looks very tempting…looking forward to baking one. Thanks for posting! 🙂

  2. HI Brenda!- Yep, I just picked up some bartlett pears. They were still pretty firm but cooked up tender in the cake. How are you all there? And the new little grand-girl?! Let us know if you are ever headed this way!!

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