Fresh Pear Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling


16 servings

Updated: Oct. 14, 2022
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.


  • 3 large 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 whole milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. 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 for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in 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.

Nutrition Facts

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