Butter Pear Cake

Audrey Thompson

By
@audreydavida

This is a great cake to make in the fall. It is light, springy, and crisp with a hint of spice, just like a cool autumnal evening. There is a lot of mixing after each added ingredient, so it is perfect to make together with your child. My 11 year old son Kaci operates the hand mixer while I measure and add the ingredients. A perfect Saturday afternoon cake!


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Serves:

16

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Convection Oven

Ingredients

FOR THE CAKE

2 medium
fresh pears, peeled, cored, and diced into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 tsp
ground cardamom
1/2 c
milk, room temperature
1 1/2 tsp
instant yeast
3 Tbsp
sugar
1 tsp
salt
1
egg
2 c
all purpose flour
6 Tbsp
unsalted butter, room temperature

FOR THE TOPPING

1/2 c
unsalted butter, room temperature
4 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
1 c
sugar
1/2 tsp
salt
2
eggs
2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/4 c
corn syrup (light)
3/4 c
all purpose flour

TO FINISH

powdered sugar
sliced toasted almonds

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Coat a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. In a small bowl, toss the pears with the cardamom, and set aside.
2
With your mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the mlk, yeast, sugar, salt, egg and flour. mix on medium until a smooth dough has formed. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and mix until fully incorporated. Repeat with the remaining butter. This should take 6-8 minutes.
3
Scrape the dough into the prepared baking dish. With greased hands, spread evenly in baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap, set in a warm location, and let rise for approximately 45 minutes, until doubled.
4
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Sprinkle the pears over the top of the dough.
5
To make the topping, with your mixer, cream together the butter, cream cheese, sugar and salt. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well. Add vanilla and corn syrup. Then add the flour. Dollop this mixture over the pear covered dough.
6
Bake for 40-45 minutes, or ntil he center is slightly set bt stll jiggl. Let cool on cooling rack. Sprinle with powdered sugar and toasted almonds prior to serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #butter, #pears