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Fresh Pear Cake

"When pears are in season, I love to make this family favorite. It's moist and keeps well, and makes a wonderful dessert as well as a breakfast or brunch cake."
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings
Original recipe yields 14 servings

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  1. In a mixing bowl, bet eggs on medium speed. Gradually add sugar and oil; beat thoroughly. Combine flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda; add to egg mixture and mix well. Stir in pears and vanilla. (The batter will be stiff.) Spoon into a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 60-65 minutes or until cake test done. Let cool in pan 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar and milk; beat until smooth. Drizzle over warm cake. Cool completely.

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Wonderful Winter cake. I used a 9 by 13 pan instead of a bunt pan. The only thing to change is the amount of sugar used. a little on the sweet side but yum none the less.

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I made this as a dessert, and I think it'd be better suited as a coffee cake - served for a brunch or breakfast. I made a couple of modifications based on the other reviews, and used 1 1/2 cup s...

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Wonderful Winter cake. I used a 9 by 13 pan instead of a bunt pan. The only thing to change is the amount of sugar used. a little on the sweet side but yum none the less.

I was looking a for a pear cupcake recipe so I decided to use this one with some modifications. I decreased oil to 1 cup and added 1/2 c sour cream. I used only 1 1/2 c sugar and they were ple...

I added a teaspoon of nutmeg and a half teaspoon of ginger. It turns out a very spicy and moist cake that is excellent with a cup of tea. I made it for a baby shower and it was the only food t...

Very easy and very delicious. I used very ripe pears. I also added a tiny bit of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. A keeper, thanks for the recipe!

THis is an excellent recipe. Easy and the cake is soooooo moist and delicious, one of my all time favorites!

I've used a similar recipe except I've always used 3 cups of pears. Very moist.

I brought this to a Pot Luck and it was the hit of the party. I followed the recipe exctly and it was perfect. I used a bundt pan. Will make again for sure!

Delicious! I made this cake with no changes to the ingredients except I didn't add the icing. I don't care for icing but it would have been prettier with it. Cake came out dense and moist and ...

I made this as a dessert, and I think it'd be better suited as a coffee cake - served for a brunch or breakfast. I made a couple of modifications based on the other reviews, and used 1 1/2 cup s...