Are you ready to take a trip down memory lane?
Grandma’s Pear Cake is just what you need to satisfy your sweet tooth and bring back fond memories of family gatherings.
This deliciously moist and tender cake is bursting with fresh pear flavor and a touch of cinnamon, perfect for a cozy afternoon treat or a delightful dinner party dessert.
So, gather your ingredients and let’s get baking!
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
- 3 ripe pears, peeled, cored and finely chopped
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9-inch round cake pan.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
- Fold in the chopped pears, making sure they are evenly distributed throughout the batter.
- Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
- Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
Tips and Tricks:
- For an extra touch of flavor, try adding 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans to the batter.
- You can also serve the cake with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for added indulgence.
- For a gluten-free option, substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend.
- To make this recipe dairy-free, use a dairy-free butter substitute and almond milk or oat milk.
Wine or Beverage Pairings:
A nice glass of Moscato d’Asti or a cup of Earl Grey tea would pair beautifully with this pear cake.