How to Make a Pear Cake Recipe

I never learned how to make a pear cake recipe as early in my life as I did other cakes. Cake has always been my favorite dessert so I learn at a very young age to make cakes. Most of my early cakes were simple ones like white, yellow and chocolate, especially chocolate mayonnaise. I almost always baked my first cakes in an oblong cake pan (9X13). This was easy and any frosting was applied in the pan.

How to Make a Pear Cake RecipeHow to Make a Pear Cake Recipe
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We never had an abundance of pears like we did apples. When we did have pears, they were quickly eaten fresh. Occasionally Mom grabbed a few of them to make a pie or poached pears. Even though many cakes back then were made with apples, I never thought about making pear cakes. When I got a little older I thought if cakes are made with apples, I could learn how to make a pear cake recipe by substituting the apples with pears. I actually love pears as much, if not more than apples especially in cakes.
 
When you have learned how to make a pear cake recipe, you will like slightly softer riper pears in the cake. Some recipes like poached pears, it is best to have firmer pears but not so for cakes. The perfect way to tell if a pear is ripe enough press near the stem and it will give a little. If the base of the pear gives when pressed, the fruit is probably overripe. You can ripen pears quickly if you feel they are too hard to eat or use in cakes. Place the fruit in a paper bag and store at room temperature until the fruit softens a little.

When learning how to make a pear cake recipe several forms of this delicious fruit can be used. Of course, sliced or chopped fresh ripe pear is probably the most common. Like applesauce, pear sauce is great to use for additional flavor to many of your cake recipes. If fresh pears are not available canned pears are also great to use. Actually, canned pears or poached pears are often preferred.

FINNISH PEAR PAN CAKE

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Finnish Pear Pan CakeFinnish Pear Pan Cake

Learn how to make a pear cake recipe resembling a “betty” with cinnamon syrup.

  • 1 ½ Cups milk
  • 5 Eggs
  • 2 Cups flour
  • ¼ Cup sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • 4 Pears (Peel, core, slice thinly)
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Cup melted butter
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • Whipped cream
  • Ground cinnamon for garnish

Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
Combine milk and eggs in a large mixing bowl; beat on medium speed until blended.
Combine flour, sugar and salt; add to milk mixture mixing until smooth; set aside.
In another bowl combine pear slices with lemon juice tossing to coat.
In 2 deep dish buttered pie plates arrange pear slices in circular (spoke fashion).
Combine the butter, brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon; pour over pears.
Pour mixed batter evenly over the top; bake for 25 to 30 minutes until pick comes out clean.
NOTE: Top should appear set and browned.
Serve warm with whipped cream; sprinkle cinnamon over top.
Make 2 pan cakes (9 inch).


FRESH PEAR BUNDT CAKE with creamy vanilla glaze

Fresh Pear Bundt Cake with Creamy Vanilla GlazeFresh Pear Bundt Cake with Creamy Vanilla Glaze
Fresh Pear Bundt Cake with Creamy Vanilla GlazeFresh Pear Bundt Cake with Creamy Vanilla Glaze

Learn how to make a pear cake recipe with a delicious glaze.

Cake

  • 3 Cups flour
  • 1 ½ Cups brown sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • ½ Teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 Teaspoon cardamom
  • 3 Beaten eggs
  • 1 ¼ Cups vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ Cups pears (Peeled, cored, grated)
  • 1 ½ Cups pears (peeled, cored, cut in 1 inch chunks)
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Teaspoon grated orange peel

Creamy Vanilla Glaze

  • ½ Cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 Cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • ½ Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 Teaspoon salt
  • ¾ Cup sifted powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 325F degrees; grease and flour a large Bundt cake pan.
In a large mixing bowl combine and mix the flour and next 6 ingredients.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients; add eggs and oil to the well.
Stir mixture to combine; stir in the pears, orange peel and vanilla until well blended.
Pour batter into prepared pan smoothing top with back of spoon.
Bake cake about 1 hour 15 minutes until pick comes out clean; cool on rack 20 minutes.
Turn cake out onto rack; cool completely.
FOR GLAZE combine brown sugar, cream, butter, vanilla and salt in a saucepan.
Bring mixture to a boil over medium high heat whisking constantly.
Cook and stir for 1 minute; remove from heat and cool completely.
Gradually stir in the powdered sugar until smooth.
TO ASSEMBLE place cake on a cake plate; drizzle glaze over top of cake.
Serves 10 to 12.


PEAR CRANBERRY GINGERBREAD CAKE RECIPE

Learn how to make a pear cake recipe with warm spicy flavor.

  • ¾ Cup melted butter (Divided)
  • 2/3 Cup brown sugar (Divided)
  • 3 Pears (Peel and slice)
  • 2 Cups fresh cranberries
  • ¾ Cup brewed chai tea
  • ½ Cup sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Cup flour
  • 1 Teaspoon ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • ½ Teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ Teaspoon cloves
  • ¼ Teaspoon nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Pour ¼ CUP of the melted butter into 9X13 inch cake baking pan.
Sprinkle 1/3 CUP of the brown sugar in pan.
Arrange a single layer of pears and cranberries over the brown sugar.
In a small bowl beat the tea, sugar, molasses, egg, ½ CUP butter and 1/3 CUP brown sugar.
Beat tea mixture until well blended.
Combine flour and remaining ingredients; add to tea mixture mixing until well blended.
Spoon batter over the pears; bake 35 to 45 minutes until pick comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes; invert cake onto a serving platter.
Serve warm; 24 servings.


PRALINE PEAR CAKE RECIPE

Learn how to make a pear cake recipe with broiled coconut pecan frosting.

  • 2 ¾ Cups cake flour
  • 1  1/3 Cups sugar
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • ½ Teaspoon cloves
  • ¼ Teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon ginger
  • ½ Cup solid shortening
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Can (29 Ounces) pear halves in heavy syrup (drain and puree)
  • 2/3 Cup golden raisins

Praline Topping

  • ¾ Cup brown sugar
  • ½ Cup softened butter
  • ¼ Cup light cream
  • ¾ Cup shredded coconut
  • ¾ Cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Grease and flour 9X13 inch cake baking pan.
Combine and mix flour and next 7 ingredients in a large bowl.
Beat in the shortening, eggs and pureed pears on low speed of mixer for 30 seconds.
Increase mixer speed to medium and beat for 3 minutes scraping the sides of bowl.
Fold in the raisins and pour into prepared pan; bake for 30 to 35 minutes until pick is clean.
TURN OVEN TO BROIL.
TO MAKE TOPPING beat together brown sugar and butter until fluffy.
Beat in light cream until smooth; stir in coconut and pecans.
Spoon topping evenly over warm cake spreading gently.
Broil 6 inches from heat about 3 minutes until top is bubbly and light brown.
Cool before serving; serves 16-24.


GINGER PEAR UPSIDE DOWN CAKE RECIPE

Learn how to make a pear cake recipe combined with spicy gingerbread.

  • 2 Pears
  • 1 Cup softened butter (Divided)
  • ¾ Cup brown sugar1/2 cup pecans (Coarsely chopped)
  • 3 Tablespoons crystallized ginger (Chopped)
  • ½ Cup sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ Cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 ½ Cups flour
  • ¾ Teaspoon salt
  • ¾ Teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ Teaspoon ginger
  • ½ Teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ Cup boiling water

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Line 8 inch square pan with foil; butter foil.
Peel pears, core and cut into 8 slices; set aside.
Combine ½ CUP of the butter, brown sugar, pecans and ginger.
Spread into prepared pan; arrange pear slices over top.
Beat ½ CUP of butter on medium speed of mixer until creamy.
Gradually beat in ½ cup of sugar; beat in egg and corn syrup.
In another bowl combine flour and next 4 ingredients.
Add to creamed mixture alternating with boiling water on low speed.
Beat until well blended; pour batter over the pear slices.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes until pick comes out clean.
Run a knife around edges to loosen sides; cool in pan 10 minutes.
Invert cake onto a serving plate; serves 9.


HOW TO MAKE A PEAR CAKE RECIPE with CHOCOLATE

Learn how to make a pear cake recipe with chocolate batter.
Topping

  • ¼ Cup melted butter
  • 1/3 Cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 Can (29 Ounces) pear halves (Well drained)
  • 6 Maraschino cherries

Cake

  • 1/3 Cup softened butter
  • ¾ Cup sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup flour
  • ¼ Cup cocoa powder
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 Cup milk
  • Sliced almonds for garnish

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
FOR TOPPING pour melted butter in an 8 inch round cake pan.
Sprinkle brown sugar over top; arrange pear halves cut side down.
Slide 1 cherry under cavity of each pear half.
Chop remaining pears and set aside.
FOR CAKE in medium bowl combine butter with next 7 ingredients.
Beat on low speed of mixer 1 minutes or until blended.
Increase speed to medium; beat 2 minutes scraping down sides occasionally.
Fold in remaining chopped pears; carefully spoon batter over the pears in pan.
Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until pick comes out clean; cool on rack 2 minutes.
Invert cake onto serving plate leaving pan in plate for 3 minutes allowing sauce to drip.
Carefully remove pan and cool to room temperature; garnish with sliced almonds.
Serves 6 to 8.


ALMOND PEAR TORTE RECIPE

Learn how to make a pear cake recipe like a pear cheesecake.
Crust

  • 1 ½ Cups flour
  • ¾ Cup softened butter
  • ½ Cup sugar
  • ½ Cup ground almonds (Toasted)
  • ¼ Teaspoon nutmeg

Filling

  • 2 Packages (8 Ounces each) softened cream cheese
  • ¼ Cup brown sugar
  • ¼ Teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 Eggs

Topping

  • ½ Cup brown sugar
  • ¼ Teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 Cups sliced fresh pears (Peel and slice thinly)
  • ½ Cup slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 350F degrees; grease bottom of 9 inch spring form pan.
FOR CRUST combine flour, butter, sugar, almonds and nutmeg in small bowl.
Press mixture onto bottom of prepared pan; set aside.
FOR FILLING combine in large bowl cream cheese, brown sugar and almond.
Beat mixture until smooth; add eggs beating on low speed until well blended.
Pour mixture over the crust smoothing top.
FOR TOPPING combine brown sugar and nutmeg; add pears and toss to coat.
Arrange pears over top of filling; sprinkle with slivered almonds.
Bake 50 to 60 minutes until center is almost set; cool on wire rack 10 minutes.
Run thin knife around the edges to loosen cake from sides; cool completely.
Place in refrigerator; serves 12 to 14.


OLD FASHIONED PEAR CAKE RECIPE

Learn how to make a pear cake recipe like this old fashioned one with buttered rum sauce.
Cake

  • ½ Cup softened butter
  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Cups sifted flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ Teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • ½ Teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3-4 Large pears (Peel, core, chop)
  • 1 ½ Cups chopped nuts

Sauce

  • 1 Cups sugar
  • ½ Cup butter
  • ½ Cup light cream
  • 2 Tablespoons rum
  • Whipped cream for garnish

Preheat oven to 325F degrees; butter 9X13 inch cake baking pan.
FOR CAKE cream butter; gradually beat in sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Gradually flour mixture to the creamed mixture; stir in pears and nuts.
NOTE: Mixture will be fairly stiff.
Bake cake for 55 to 70 minutes until pick comes out clean; cool in pan.
FOR SAUCE combine sugar, butter and cream; stir over low heat until hot.
Stir in rum over heat for 3 minutes.
TO SERVE cut cake into squares; spoon rum sauce over top.
Top with whipped cream; serves 12 to 15.


LOW FAT PEAR CARROT CAKE RECIPE

Learn how to make a pear cake recipe for the low fat diet with cream cheese sauce.
Cake

  • 6 Egg whites
  • 1 ½ Cups mashed canned or cooked pears (No sugar added)
  • ¼ Cup canola oil
  • 1 Cup crushed pineapple (No sugar; well drained reserving juice)
  • 2 Cups finely grated carrots
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 Cups self rising flour
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon

Sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons reserved pineapple juice
  • ½ Cup fat free cream cheese
  • 1 ½ Cups powdered sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350F degrees; coat 9X13 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
FOR CAKE combine all cake ingredients in large mixing bowl; mix well.
Pour batter into prepared pan; bake 35 to 40 minutes until pick comes out clean.
Cool completely in pan.
FOR SAUCE combine all sauce ingredients and beat until smooth.
TO SERVE cut cake into squares and top with sauce; serves 12.

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