Pear Cake

>> Monday, October 18, 2010

I recently tried this for a family dinner and people couldn't get enough of it!  It is moist and full of goodies.  This is a variation of the original from Hazyl Lindley.

Pear Cake
2 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. oil
3 eggs
3 c. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. flaked coconut (about 1, 7 oz. package)
1 c. Craisins
3 c. fresh or canned pears, drained and chopped
1 c. walnuts, chopped

Cream together sugar and oil.  Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each.  Set aside.  Sift flour with cinnamon, salt and soda, then add to creamed mixture. Stir in vanilla; mix.  Add coconut, craisins, pears and pecans, stirring by hand, batter will be thick.  Pour into a greased and floured fluted tube pan.  Bake at 325 for 1 1/2 - 2 hours or until cake tests done.  Cool on rack until cake shrinks from sides of pan; remove from pan to cool completely.  Yield 16 servings.

Note: the recipe didn't call for frosting, but how could I resist?  We loved it with the sour cream frosting which follows this recipe.

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3 comments:

Seasons of Life October 18, 2010 at 5:28 PM  

Jenny ~

This sounds delicious and has been printed...waiting and ready to make. =) Look forward to baking it with my children. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings ~

KISS... Keep It Simple, Sister October 22, 2010 at 1:45 PM  

Hi Jenny,

This looks delicious. We are going to post it on our Facebook and Twitter pages - facebook.com/eatcannedpears.

I see that you have 7 children. Do you know that we have a kids' art contest "Play With Your Pears"? The prize is a $1,000 certificate for school/art supplies from Smilemakers in two age categories, 5-12 and 13-18.

Check out www.eatcannedpears.com/playwithyourpears.

Best wishes.

Karma October 25, 2010 at 11:33 AM  

Tried it - YUMMY!!!! Thanks :)

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