Fresh Pear Cake Recipe
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Fresh Pear Cake Recipe

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When pears are in season, I love to make this family favorite. It's moist and keeps well, and makes a wonderful dessert as well as a breakfast or brunch cake.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:14-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 14-16 servings


  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped peeled pears (about 2 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 424 calories, 22g fat (3g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 240mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs on medium speed. Gradually add sugar and oil; beat thoroughly. Combine the flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda; add to egg mixture and mix well. Stir in pears and vanilla. (The batter will be stiff.)
  2. Spoon into a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar and milk; beat until smooth. Drizzle over warm cake. Cool completely. Yield: 14-16 servings.
Originally published as Fresh Pear Cake in Country Extra July 1993, p51

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Moraguita User ID: 7470530 12230
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

"Wow! Everyone at home loved it! Easy to make."

Happy Cross Stitcher User ID: 1914610 201634
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2013

"The cake tasted OK, not very sweet at all. If I did make again, I would substitute mashed pears for half the oil and add some more sugar. But if I'm going to eat this many calories on a piece of cake, I want it decadent. This was more like a loaf recipe in terms of taste and texture."

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