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Pear Bundt Cake Recipe

Pear Bundt Cake Recipe

Next time you make cake from a mix, you should try my easy and delicious recipe. The finely chopped pears and syrup add sweet flavor and prevent the cake from drying out. And since there's no oil added to the batter, this tender fall-perfect cake is surprisingly low in fat. —Veronica Ross, Columbia Heights, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) reduced-sugar sliced pears
  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 1. Drain pears, reserving the syrup; chop pears. Place pears and syrup in a large bowl; add the cake mix, egg whites and egg. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on high for 4 minutes.
  • 2. Coat a 10-in. fluted tube pan with cooking spray and dust with flour. Add batter.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 163 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

Reviews for Pear Bundt Cake

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queenjennifer
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2016

"I first made this recipe when my children were both preschoolers years ago, (phew, they are 23 and almost 19 now!!!) and this was something easy to make with an autistic (Asperger's) toddler, my son, who is the youngest, hanging on me. We loved it, especially my daughter, the oldest, who loves pears. I soon experimented and found that it works well with any flavor cake mix, we liked it with a spice cake mix or a yellow cake mix, and that you can use any same size can of fruit that is marked "light" meaning it is in it's own juice. It is very good with pineapple and also mandarin orange segments too, for example. It also was great to slice and put in zipper bags to freeze, and then take along on picnics, fishing trips, nature walks, and camping, since it is so moist that it doesn't need icing."

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snker0521
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2016

"Made this for a family gathering. Even the little ones loved it and it was so easy. I added just a bit of cinnamon and it brought out the taste of the pears."

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watsonl1
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2015

"Just a so-so dessert. I followed the directions precisely and what I got tasted mainly like white boxed cake mix. The pear taste was really undetectable. The only real perk of this dessert is the ease, but I would not make this again as there are so many good TOH pear desserts like gingerbread cobbler."

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Bonito
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2015

"I made this using fresh pears which are in season right now - it was good but i'll try it with the canned pears next time"

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elishakehl
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"Made this today. Excellent!! I did add another can of pears though."

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lshaw@scsk12.org
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"SO easy to make with just a few ingredients but so pleasant with the flavor and soft texture. This is not so overly sweet, you feel like you're eating a candy bar. But is DOES taste like dessert! Someone who is feeling "full" after dinner can probably manage a slice of this--delightful!"

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highercall1
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2013

"excellent"

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MiLyCu
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2012

"This cake should be made as is, and more drained pears can be added after mixing. The pears and juice are used in place if the oil. So having them purée in the mix is what it's supposed to do. I add an additional half can of pears, that I chop, along with about 1/2 to 2/3 cup of chopped walnuts. Also, if you're your powdered sugar disappears, your cake is not completely cooled. A glaze that hardens is a good alternative if you want that little bit of extra taste and sweetness."

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gingerriss
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2012

"Awesome! I used a can of peaches and it was super super good"

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parkshore
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2010

"but the cake stuck to the bundt pan. I tried all my usual methods of removing cake from pan but this time it did not work. I will make something out of this to salavage it instead of a total loss. One thought is to put in dessert dishes with a scoop of ice cream or spoonfull of pudding."

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acavanaugh
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2010

"You have to use more pears.....they are so mild they can hardly be tasted."

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grannygourmet
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2010

"We enjoyed this cake, but next time I will make a few adjustments, i.e., I will cut the pears in larger pieces and stir them in toward the end of the mixing time as they weren't really in evidence this time around. I also had the problem of the "disappearing powdered sugar. I also think I will try topping it with some strawberry or plain Cool Whip rather than the sugar."

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Millie28
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2009

"I have made this cake several times. It is great everytime. My husband asks for it when he needs something light and sweet. Have ussed fruit cocktail and peaches, both work well."

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ibinyon
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2008

"This was great and so easy. Hard to believe but it's better the longer it sits. I find it gets a great chewy texture."

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Yuushii
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2008

"We made this recipe the week it was posted on Taste of Home. The pears make this cake out of this world. It was light and very tasty! We opted to leave the pears in large chunks - it really helps spread the pear flavor throughout the cake.  Can't wait to try it with peaches, mandarin oranges or maybe even some of the fruit cocktail that is in cherry juice. YUMMY! 5 STARS!"

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lblanton
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2008

"Very moist and delicious"

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linnie1941
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2008

"It was delicious. I added pumpkin pie spice mix, it was so easy and good."

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owiemae
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2008

"I used a yellow cake mix, eggbeaters instead of the whites and added some cinnamon and nutmeg. It was lovely."

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joyfaitlov
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2008

"Didn't even taste like pears was in it it tasted just like white cake but was very moist."

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LRuckerHubbard@aol.com
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2008

"The taste of pears was not very strong. Might try it with canned peaches next time. I used a cake mix tieh "double the pudding" in it and it was so moist and tender that it was hard to cut."

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jneu
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2008

"This cake was OK, very plain. Could not taste any pears so it was a white cake with no frosting. And the sugar was gone in an hour or so, had to add more"

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OldBean
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2008

"I love this cake I cool it and cut it into slices which I wrap well and freeze them. I now can have a peice of it anytime I want it."

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jocookinlight
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2008

"Made this cake for a card party of 12 women. We all loved it! very simple, very moist and very tasty. I had used my own pears that I canned from our pear tree. Only problem....I made the cake the day before, I had to re-apply the icing sugar 3x. It kept 'melting'. I now know I should have addded the icing sugar just before serving but does anyone have suggestions on storage so this wouldn't happen?"

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meghonda88
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2008

"my husband called this a Dope cake which means great i guess... he even risked being made fun of by his army buddies to tell them how we made it and how amazing it was! you shold definently bake this!"

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DLuisi64
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2008

"This cake was delicious, very moist..but didn't taste much of the pears. Next time I will try peaches."

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munger25
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2008

"This cake is delicious and so simple to make. I think it would really good to use as a substitute cake for strawberry short cake."

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Pegstonecrest
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2008

"Re: Pear Bundt Cake

Got so many raves from my Mah Jongg group on this one. It was so easy and light with a wonderful flavor."

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Roberta39
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2008

"My comment is for the Cran-apple Walnut Cake. That is one of the best cakes I have ever made. It did take a bit long to prepare, but the time was well spent. The cake was delicious."

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carrolcofer
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2008

"This cake was heavenly. So easy with terrific results. Got lots of yums & oohs when my coworkers tried it & it's already been requested for an upcoming birthday cake request.

This recipe's a keeper, especially if you're not a big fan of icing & really enjoy the cake."

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BITSY1
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2008

"I MADE THIS CAKE, I DID ADD A TABLESPOON OF SOUR CREAM, ALSO A PACK OF CHEESECAKE PUDDYING TO IT AND IT MADE IT SO MOIST, I ALSO MELTED A SMALL AMOUT OF WHITE ICING AND POURED OVER IT, EVERYONE LOVED IT THIS WAY.............."

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maybaj
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2008

"This cake tastes even better with caramel sauce on it!"

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lspiess
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2008

"A great, easy, moist cake but it didn't really taste like pears."

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skslade
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2008

"This cake was really moist & tasted wonderful. I was disappointed that it didn't have more of a pear flavor to it. Next time I will put the chopped pears in after mixing the other ingredients. I took it to work, & it was gone in no time. Everyone said how good it was. I will definitely bake this one again!"

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Janikins_MS
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2008

"I did not have a white cake mix, so I used a yellow one. I also added some cinnamon & nutmeg, and some walnuts. It was a wonderful tasting cake, and even better a few days after making it. I live alone, so I shared it with neighbors who also enjoyed it."

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DebHoldridge
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2008

"This was really delicious and SO easy! Please give it a try. I added 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg to the batter and 1/2 cup of chopped pecans. Everyone loved it!"

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scottyb
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2008

"This cake was a giant hit in our house. I have passed the recipe on to lots of friends. It is perfect and easy for last minute guests."

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luvzturtles
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2008

"This cake was wonderful! I made it for my Weight Watcher's group this week and they all loved it too! It's Weight Watchers friendly- only 3 pts. per slice! Any my husband liked it too!"

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Krista02
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2008

"Loved this cake...it's like an angel food cake with pears."

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Kenbern
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2008

"Made this as a dessert for dinner with my in-lsws. My MOther-in-Law found it a bit sweet, which was an excellent point as far as my Father-in-Law was concerned!! My husband said there wasn't as much of a pear taste as he would have liked. I liked the sponge cake consistency, but was a bit disappointed that about the pear taste as well. If I make it again, I think I'll use (2) cans of pears. The second can just for the pears only and stirring them in to get a bit more moistness."

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jacqie
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2008

"sorry this did not taste like pears at all, it just taste like a white cake mix"

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PENGUINCT
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2008

"re: Pear Bundt Cake

So quick & easy and light and refreshing. Had all ingredients and was able to take to pot luck with ease. Big hit - no leftovers.
Penguin"

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kupkake
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2008

"This cake was delicious. The texture was superb.light and airy. I took this to a Church dinner and got rave reviews."

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beverly reeb
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2008

"I used a pineapple cake mix and added pineapple instead of pears and it was really good, very tasty and moist. Bev"

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NCwoman
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2008

"I would suggest you buy a can of pears, measure the syrup, measure the pears, make note of it so next time you make the cake you can use your own canned pears."

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IU42
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2008

"I made this for a halloween party and everyone loved it. Very moist!!!!"

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vancegg
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2008

"I preserve my own pears and would have a 32 ounce jar of pears. I would need to know the amount of syrup in the recipe and the amount of pears. Can someone supply me with that. It is hard sometimes when you don't use sote bought mixes and canned goods."

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bjthompson
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2008

"I did and it wasn't as good as with the pears."

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debz78
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2008

"This cake is great, very light texture, not too sweet. Super easy and quick to prepare."

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encarta
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2008

" can you use peaches instead of pears:
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AnnAC8
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2008

"I really love peaches, could I substitute peaches for the pears."

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