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Pear Cake Recipe

Pear Cake

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"This recipe is a good one for the fall and winter when pears are plentiful. You can use any pear you like in this recipe."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch tube pan Change Servings


  1. Stir together the flours, oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Gradually beat in the brown sugar until the mixture is thick. Beat in the melted butter or margarine and the vanilla. Beat flour mixture into the liquid mixture, and then stir in the grated pears. Turn the batter into a greased and floured tube pan.
  3. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 70 minutes, or until it tests done with a toothpick. Transfer cake to a rack to cool.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 06, 2003

Awesome way to use up those really soft pears. My whole family enjoyed this wonderfully moist, delicious cake. Thanks.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 25, 2008

Based on the other reviews I decided to bake the cake for a shorter time about 45 min. and I added about 3/4 cup of applesauce, when the cake come out I brushed the cake with melted butter. I believe these attempts kept the cake moist. I also added cream cheese frosting while the cake was still warm. End result mmm good, reminded me of spice cake. Update: I just had another piece of cake after it had cooled and it did turn out dry like cornbread. I'm baffled.


17 Ratings

Sep 11, 2002

I've had so many compliments on this and they all want the recipe! Thanks! Michelle

Mar 28, 2012

This cake was fantastic. I am not sure where all of these reviews came from complaining of it being too dry and crumbly. I can only imagine that pears people used were not the juiciest. I chose this recipe because I had two pears about to be reduced to mush they were so ripe. My cake was delicious and moist even the next day. My only alteration was the addition of ginger. Yum, Yum. I also paired this with the Caramel frosting VI recipe from this site.

May 19, 2006

I had very high hopes for this recipe... but it turned out so bland and plain. I added 1/2 c applesauce (to keep it from drying out) and it was still pretty dry. I think I’ll try it again and make some modifications.

Oct 15, 2004

I followed the directions, but think the cooking time is too long. The cake was dry, and I really couldn't taste the pears.

May 28, 2012

Great cake! My husband & I loved it! I used two large pears going bad in the refrigerator (more than 1-1/2 cups) which I just chopped up into chunks. I also didn't have whole wheat flour so I used all white flour. I will make again.

Nov 25, 2005

Could have been slightly more moist but an overall treat. Used a brown sugar sauce and it complimented quite nicely. I was looking for a more peary flavour.


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  • Calories
  • 325 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 79 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 5.9 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 289 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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