Rustic Pear cake sliced on a cutting board
Makes 10 to 12 servings This is a simple cake that is good for breakfast or an afternoon snack. Bosc pears are a good choice because of their lower water content. Make sure they are perfectly ripe. Consider swapping out the cinnamon for ground cardamom for a variation.

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour…

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Pear Cake

Makes 10 to 12 servings

This is a simple cake that is good for breakfast or an afternoon snack. Bosc pears are a good choice because of their lower water content. Make sure they are perfectly ripe. Consider swapping out the cinnamon for ground cardamom for a variation.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups pears cut into large chunks

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly butter and flour a 10-inch cake pan.
  2. Sift together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter with the sugar until light in color and consistency, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix until incorporated. Add the sifted flour mixture and mix until well incorporated.
  4. Fold in the pears by hand, and pour the batter into the cake pan.
  5. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

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