Pear Cake

Level of Difficulty: Easy 

Ingredients 

  • 4 large pears
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cups of sugar
  • 1 container of mascarpone (250 g)
  • 2.5 Tbsp of oil
  • 1.5 cups of flour
  • 1/4 cup of potato starch
  • 1.5 tsp of baking powder

Directions 

Peel the pears and cut them into large cubes.

With a mixer, beat eggs and sugar until they form a smooth, fluffy, white mixture.

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While still mixing, add the mascarpone in three portions.

Then, slowly add oil.

Next, add sifted flour, potato starch, and baking powder.

At the end, add half of the pears. The batter will be thick.

Pour the batter into a cake pan. Sprinkle the rest of the pears on top.

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Bake for 40-50 min at 320 F (160 C)

Sprinkle powdered sugar on top.

Thoughts

This cake is dense, yet very delicate in flavor. It is not too sweet. It is an Italian cake, hence the use of mascarpone, which adds a great twist to the flavor. Pears are a great fall fruit, but often get overlooked during this season. However, there are many great recipes with pears. The flavor is the best a day after it is baked. It is ideal with some warm tea or coffee on a chilly fall day.

Enjoy!

Other Autumn Recipes

Pumpkin Bread: https://thesweetworldsite.wordpress.com/2018/10/22/pumpkin-bread/

Apple Cobbler: https://thesweetworldsite.wordpress.com/2018/09/24/apple-cobbler/ 

Pumpkin Cake: https://thesweetworldsite.wordpress.com/2017/11/26/pumpkin-cake/

Beet Cake: https://thesweetworldsite.wordpress.com/2018/08/03/beet-cake/

Carrot Cake: https://thesweetworldsite.wordpress.com/2018/10/10/carrot-cake/

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. mle04 says:

    This looks wonderful! And sounds perfect for a fall afternoon break with a mug of tea

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  2. Yummo! I just love easy and great recipes like this! I’m looking forward to giving this a try! 😍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m looking forward to hearing about how you like it 🙂

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  3. Megala says:

    Wonderful recipe! I would love to try this asap.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Let me know how you like it!

      Liked by 1 person

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