Asian Pear CakeFrom myhusbandcooks 10 years ago
- 3 Asian pears shopping list
- 2 oranges shopping list
- 2 1/4 cups white sugar shopping list
- 3 cups all-purpose flour shopping list
- 1 cup canola oil shopping list
- 4 large eggs shopping list
- 1 tbsp. baking powder shopping list
- 2 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract shopping list
- 1/2 tsp. salt shopping list
- 2 tsp. cinnamon shopping list
- 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg shopping list
- 1/2 tsp. ground cloves shopping list
- 1/2 tsp. all spice powder shopping list
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger shopping list
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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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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this sounds incredible..I'm going to make it tomorrow. I can't waitto taste it!yumyum in Brooklyn loved it
my husband said this was the best cake he ever had!! thanksyumyum in Brooklyn loved it