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Spiced Pear Cake Recipe

Although Becky Vaughn Coleman of Desert Hot Springs, California took a shortcut by using a convenient mix, she didn't shortchange cake lovers with the results!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling YIELD:14 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) pear halves in juice
  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar


  • 1. Coat a 10-in. fluted tube pan with cooking spray and dust with flour; set aside. Drain pears, reserving juice. Chop pears; place in a large bowl. Add reserved pear juice. Add the next seven ingredients. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on high for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pan.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 60-65 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: 14 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One piece equals 207 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 268 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.