Hazelnut Pear Cake

Rose Rauhauser

By
@NewYorkWoman

Pound Cakes are so easy, so I just tried this one and it came out great. Enjoy


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Serves:

8 or more

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
hazelnuts chopped
1 c
unsalted butter, softened
2 c
sugar
4
extra large eggs
2 tsp
vanilla
1 tsp
almond extract
2 1/2 c
flour
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 c
ricotta
2 c
pears, peeled and chopped

BROWNED BUTTER GLAZE

1/2 c
butter
3 Tbsp
milk
1 tsp
vanilla
2 c
confectioners sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan. Chop 1 cut of hazelnuts. Place remaining hazelnuts in food processor and finely ground.
2
In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy, add eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts.
3
In another bowl, whisk flour, salt, baking soda and ground hazelnuts, add to creamed mixture alternately with ricotta being just until combined. Fold in pears and chopped hazelnuts.
4
Transfer to prepared pan. Bake 50 to 65 minutes, test at 50 minutes. Cool in pan 20 minutes, remove and cool completely.
5
Frosting: In a heavy saucepan, heat and melt butter over medium heat for 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, stir in milk,vanilla and confections sugar to reach desired consistency, pour on cake and add a few chopped hazelnuts on top

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American