How to make it

  • Preheat your oven to 350F.
  • Slice the pears. What you’re looking for are simple slices, just as you would slice an apple. However, pears have a smaller core than apples so you’re likely to get more yield from the fruit. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat the eggs until they’ve lost their orange color and have become a bit paler, about 1 min.
  • Add to the mix the juice of two oranges and the zest from one and whisk lightly.
  • Now add the flour, spice mix, baking powder, sugar, vanilla and salt and mix completely.
  • Once those ingredients are incorporated, slowly add the oil as you mix the batter. The result will be rather thick, sticky, and perfect for what is next.
  • Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan. How? Grease the pan, then add about a tablespoon of flour to the pan’s base, then move and shake the pan until the flour has made a nice thin coat that covers the pan’s entire interior. Do this over the sink to save your self the mess. Dump out any excess flour.
  • Now begin to layer your cake. Take about a third of the batter mixture and lay down a nice coating on the bottom of the pan. This will actually be your top, so you want to make sure you’ve made a thick layer all the way around the base of the pan.
  • Lay pear slices on top of your batter layer. Add another layer of batter and another layer of pear slices. You should get between 2-3 layers of pears. The final layer should be batter.
  • Place your pan in the oven and bake for approximately 90 min. To check for doneness, insert a toothpick in the middle and remove it. It should come out clean when the cake is done.
  • Remove finished cake from the oven and leave it in its pan for at least 30 min. on a rack or other tray. Once sufficiently cool, you can turn it out onto a plate or simply leave it in its pan and cut slices from it. In either case, be sure to work slowly. The cake has a dense construction and those apples don’t help, so it will be more delicate then a Bundt cake or the like.
  • Sprinkle slices with confectioners sugar and enjoy!
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  • pickledickle234 15 years ago
    I've had this before at a dinner party. Thank you so much for posting the Recipe can't wait to start baking. And funny thing is I have all the ingredients on hand. I will bake this tomorrow morning. Thank you so very much.
    God bless you and your family.

    *Kendra Cream
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  • trishcortani 15 years ago
    This sounds fabulous and DEFINITELY going into my collection.
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  • artichokehearts 16 years ago
    I love asian pears. I can't wait to try this!
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    " It was excellent "
    damiadedannon ate it and said...
    I absolutely LOVE this cake! And yes, It was nice and moist. I loved it with my morning coffee. I put a little more pear into it than what was called for, and suggest everyone who loves pears to try it too!
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  • nikchick 16 years ago
    Bought a bunch of Asian pears at the harvest festival this weekend. Can't wait to try this.
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  • jo_jo_ba 16 years ago
    Ooh, can't wait for the Asian pears to come back into the market for me to make this one!
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  • pingusan 16 years ago
    Okay, so I finally made this cake a few weeks ago. It did not turn out well for me at all! I'm not a baker though, I cook, my boyfriend bakes. Case in point - your recipe uses vegetable oil, I had none on hand and am ashamed to say I substituted olive oil instead...needless to say, the cake was far to savory and dense. Oh and I forgot the baking powder. As I said, this is why I make the meals, and the boyfriend makes dessert!
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  • softgrey 16 years ago
    beautiful beautiful pictures!
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  • pingusan 16 years ago
    I love Korean pears! I often buy them by the case, they are so delicious. However, it never occurred to me to bake with them. I am definitely trying this out this weekend! Would you recommend fresher pears, or a little fermented?
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    " It was excellent "
    yumyum ate it and said...
    my husband said this was the best cake he ever had!! thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    yumyum ate it and said...
    this sounds incredible..I'm going to make it tomorrow. I can't waitto taste it!
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