Asian Pear Cake

Asian pears
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  • Total: 75 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 55 mins
  • Yield: 16 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
361 Calories
23g Fat
36g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 361
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 305mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 4g
Calcium 89mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This Asian pear cake may be made with any variety of pear, or use apples. Sprinkle the cake with sifted confectioners' sugar or use a simple vanilla glaze.

Ingredients

  • For the Fruit Mixture:
  • 3 cups Asian pears (diced)
  • 1 cup pecans (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • For the Cake:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 large eggs

Steps to Make It

  1. Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan or spray generously with Baker's Joy or other similar baking spray mixture with flour. Heat oven to 325°.

  2. Combine diced pears, pecans, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/3 cup granulated sugar; toss. Cover and set aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, brown sugar, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, salt, and soda; mix to blend thoroughly.

  4. With electric mixture on low, stir in oil, vanilla, and eggs until well blended. Stir in the fruit and nut mixture until blended.

  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in center of cake comes out clean.

  6. Cool in pan on rack for 15 minutes. Turn out onto rack to cool completely.

  7. Transfer to a serving plate and glaze with a vanilla or caramel glaze or dust with powdered sugar.

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