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butter pear cake

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Audrey Thompson
Huntsville, AL

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!

(1 rating)
yield 16 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Convection Oven

Ingredients For butter pear cake

  • 2 md
    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
  • 1 tsp
  • 1
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 6 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c
    corn syrup (light)
  • 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • powdered sugar
  • sliced toasted almonds

How To Make butter pear cake

  • 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.