Pear Cake

Leah Robertson


This recipe comes from my husband's sweet grandma (Moma Chloe). She made everything with love and a smile! This cake is very moist and freezes well.

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With no icing, this simple, old-fashioned pear cake is so darn easy to transport... which is good since you'll be getting requests for it from all corners! It's a moist and tender coffee cake with chunks of sweet fresh pears that pair well with the cinnamon. The top gets a little crunchy and forms a sugary crust. Coconut and nuts make this cake even better and add a little texture. This cake is delicious alone but a dollop of whipped cream would be tasty too. Perfect for dessert or with afternoon coffee.

Note: The bake time on this is 1 hour 10 minutes. We checked our oven at 1 hour and it was done. Since every oven is different, we suggest checking this at 1 hour. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


★★★★☆ 27 votes

45 Min
1 Hr 10 Min


  • 4 c
    chopped pears
  • 3 c
    white sugar
  • 1 c
  • 2
  • 3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 c
    chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)
  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp

How to Make Pear Cake


  1. Mix pears and sugar then refrigerate overnight.
  2. The next day, mix egg and oil.
  3. Add pears and sugar mixture.
  4. Add dry ingredients a little at a time.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Then fold in nuts, coconut, and vanilla.
  7. Pour into a prepared 9x13 baking dish.
  8. Bake at 350 for one hour and 10 mins.

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About Pear Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Nuts for Baking
Hashtags: #Fruit #pear #cake

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