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The recipe was easy to follow. It works well with ripe pears. The flavors are subtle, and its sweetness is not overpowering. However, I will add baking soda next time I make it since it gave me a bit of heartburn.
Glad you liked this! And if you prefer to use baking soda next time, use 1/4 teaspoon.
I made this cake today with pears that were on their way out. I did peel and cut one up into cubes and incorporated into the batter since it was not pretty enough for the top layer. It is so delicious and a keeper! I’m glad there’s not too much sugar. Thank you!
Do you have a suggestion for how to make the batter if I don’t have a food processor? (I do have a KitchenAid mixer). Or maybe do as a pie crust cutting the butter into the flour?
Hi there! I think you know the solution yourself: “do as a pie crust cutting the butter into the flour”. So yes, use your stand mixer and run it with the paddle in Step 2 until the butter in the flour mixture “resembles coarse cornmeal”. Then add the eggs and liquid. Remember, the batter will be thick, but your mixer can handle it. Happy baking!
Sometimes you just need someone else to confirm :) — thank you!
Amazing! Best ever! I bought so many pears to make more. Question, can this cake be made and frozen?
Hi, RoseMarie! I’m so glad you love this cake and want to make more. I wouldn’t freeze this cake. The pears won’t hold up very well.
This cake was delicious! Very easy to make and very satisfying. I added a few drops of almond extract along with the vanilla. My pears, D’Anjou, were not quite ripe but it was still wonderful! Thank you!
I’m sorry i didn’t like the Pear Cake. The cake needs to be more sweeter. I used my own pears and even thought that was the problem. So made it with store bought pears. Very bland. I won’t make it again.
Hi, Kathy! You are correct this isn’t and overly sweet cake. If you like sweeter treats feel free to add a little more sugar to make it sweet enough for you.
Sounds perfect. It sounds very much like an old Laurie Colwin recipe called cranberry pie, but it wasn’t a pie. It was easy and perfect, just like this one sounds. I’m going to give it a try with gluten free flour. There’s so little flour in the recipe that it should work with a good one-to-one substitute. Thank you!