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pear cake

(28 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Leah Robertson
Siloam Springs, AR

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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(28 ratings)
yield 12 -14
prep time 45 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pear cake

  • 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

Test Kitchen Tips
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.
  • Sugar-coated pears in a bowl.
    Mix pears and sugar then refrigerate overnight.
  • Egg and oil mixed together.
    The next day, mix egg and oil.
  • Sugared pears added to the bowl.
    Add pears and sugar mixture.
  • Slowly adding dry ingredients.
    Add dry ingredients a little at a time.
  • Batter mixed together.
    Mix well.
  • Folding in nuts and coconut.
    Then fold in nuts, coconut, and vanilla.
  • Batter poured into a baking dish.
    Pour into a prepared 9x13 baking dish.
  • Pear cake baking in the oven.
    Bake at 350 for one hour and 10 mins.