A perfect dessert for any occasion – moist pear cake with cinnamon sugar! With thanksgiving around the corner, it is time to prepare some amazing desserts to enjoy with your family and friends for dinner. But, this is not only for special occasion; because once you prepare it you will want it for every week night dinner.
This moist pear cake with cinnamon sugar is the perfect dessert recipe. But, it is so good that you want to have it for breakfast too. I mean why not? It has everything good in it. It is moist, not very sweet, and full of fresh fruits and I can go on and on.
This cake is sprinkled with cinnamon sugar on top that gives it a very rich taste and not to forget, the smell too! I mean, bake this cake and your home will be filled with this very nice aroma of baked pears along with cinnamon that you would fall in love with it instantly.
So, what pear should we use for this moist pear cake with cinnamon sugar? Okay, first of all, I do not know the variety and all, but I got these pears locally from a fruit shop near my place. So, whatever variety you use, make sure that the pears are very ripe and soft.
This softness makes your make moist. When you bake ripe pears, they turn so moist. Also, since the cake is so moist and also because we prepare it with fresh fruits, it is best if you serve it immediately. If not, then store in the refrigerator for not more than a day, I would suggest. Anyways, who wants storage information? Because, once you bring this cake to the table, it is going to get over within the blink of your eye.
This cake has no fancy ingredients. And guess what? No icing, as in all the other cakes! Yet, this moist pear cake with cinnamon sugar is so very delicious that it would replace even our ever-favorite red velvet cake too! Okay, that is a bit of an overstatement! I love red velvet cake too! By the way people, red velvet cake is also yet to come for this Christmas! So, stay tuned!
Coming back, may be both can be kept at the same level. And yeah, as said earlier, Christmas season is arriving and this is also the best cake to be made for the holidays too! And people, there are a few other recipes coming up for thanksgiving.
Also, about the cinnamon sugar, you can totally omit it if you do not want it or even if you do not like it. But, who doesn’t like cinnamon sugar, right?! Just top the cake with pears that are thinly sliced and pop it into a pre-heated oven, bake and enjoy having it. With or without the cinnamon sugar, the cake tastes great either way!
This moist pear cake with cinnamon sugar can be had as is or you can even try it with some whipped cream. Or drizzle some maple syrup and enjoy this delicious and moist pear cake. Oh, as I already mentioned, this cake is truly amazing to be had for breakfast. Trust me people, I am telling from experience.
Oh yeah! I forgot to mention this too! This cake is the perfect way to sneak some pears in for kids or even adults. The cake is so good that you won’t even realize that those were pears actually. And know what? This cake will then become a staple at your home.
So, enjoy having this moist pear cake with cinnamon sugar for this thanksgiving with your family and friends. Stay safe; stay healthy! Happy cooking and eating! And, have a blessed thanksgiving!
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Moist pear cake with cinnamon sugar
- ¼ cup butter
- ½ cup sugar
- 1¾ cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ¾ cup milk
- 2 whole egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2+1 ripe pears
For the cinnamon sugar
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- For the cinnamon sugar, mix everything that is listed under 'For the cinnamon sugar' until combined and keep it aside until further use.
- Pre-heat an oven at 180°C. Grease and line the bottom and the sides of the cake tin with butter and parchment paper.
- Sift together flour, salt and baking powder and keep it aside.
- Add butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth.
- Add egg, one at a time and beat until just combined.
- Add the milk and beat it along with the butter mixture.
- Add vanilla extract and mix well.
- Add sifted flour mixture and beat it until just combined and lump-free.
- Peel and chop one pear very finely and add it to batter and fold gently.
- Peel and slice the rest of the pears into thin pieces.
- Pour the batter into the prepared tin. Gently tap against the table to remove any air bubbles.
- Arrange the sliced pears over the batter, starting from the outside edge. Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar on top. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 30-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
- Cool the cake for 10 minutes in the tin, then remove it from the tin, slice and serve warm.
- Do not over mix the batter.
- Adding cinnamon sugar is completely optional and you can skip it if necessary.
- The cake takes anywhere from 30-45 minutes to bake depending on the oven and the size of the cake tin used. So, make sure that the cake is completely baked by inserting a skewer and checking.
- Do not over bake the cake.
- bake for 30 minutes and then check for doneness. If it is still undercooked then bake for additional 5 or 10 minutes or until required.
- If you like, then you can top the cake with unpeeled pears too instead of peeled ones.
- Once you pour the batter into the cake tine, make sure to tap it against the table to remove any air bubbles.
- Cool the cake for 10 minutes in the tin before you take it out. If the cake does not come out easily, then run a spatula over the edges of the cake to loosen it a bit and then demold it.
- You can serve the cake with ice cream or just whipped cream.