Fall is in full swing. I love the cool frost of autumn just until the leaves finish changing and fall, crumpled, at the bottom of the tree. Various shades of bright red and orange leaves take me back to the many months of my childhood years that were spent watching the leaves fall softly, feeling them sweep across my face on their way to the ground.
Hiking up mountains. Biking down city streets. Running on trails. Fall is the perfect season to revisit the great outdoors, and fall in love with it all over again.
It’s great when you and your son don’t have a terrible cold. But, because I am stuck in the house feeling like dying, I found myself looking to cook something to make me feel better, something that will go so beautiful with a hot chocolate.
So, here it is one of my comfort food, a cake with pears from my garden, which makes my day better.
- 5 eggs
- 4 sweet and soft pears
- 10 tablespoons sugar
- 10 tablespoons flour
- 7 tablespoons milk
- 7 tablespoons oil
- 4 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 baking powder
Line a base of baking form with a parchment paper. Preheat an oven to 200°C/180°C fan.
Separate the eggs. In a bowl whisk the whites until soft peaks. Add the sugar and whisk it till it dissolved. Add the egg yolks, milk and oil. With a spoon add the flour, baking soda and cocoa and mix it very softly.
Pour the mixture into the prepared form. Press the pears in, stem end up. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake part comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan, then gently remove the cake from the pan to a rack to cool completely.
I enter this recipe in The Great Denby Cake Off Competition .
200 thoughts on “Cake with pears for autumn days”
It sounds delicious and looks beautiful!
That looks so delicious. Thanks for recipe.
What a lovely idea to use whole fruit. Now I am wondering what other fruit could be used whole. Maybe whole cherries, a la clafouti. Thank you for a great idea.
You are welcome
Since you will be moderating this comment before it appears … the English teacher in me has to tell you that your second paragraph is a beautiful example of a dangling participle. Fall is not hiking, biking or running. You are. Please forgive this intrusion into your wonderful article. And don’t approve this comment — trash it.
Thank you for your intrusion.
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This looks good. Nice simple cake with the fruit. I might try this tonight.
Thank you. Enjoy!
Looks so good!
Thank you for your “like” on my post. This recipe is amazing — I’ve never seen anything like it in my 63 years. You are very creative!
Beautiful photo!! 🙂
This is beautifully made!
I just canned some pears last week. I’m thinking of trying this with some of my pear halves.
It might be yummy.
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I do think I love yours. Yum!
This looks so good and fun! 😀
Lovely recipe and great eye! I would like to feature this on my blog if you wouldn’t mind? Full credit to you of course 🙂
Thank you. Feel free to do that.
And you have a great eye!
Pears and cake…a winning combination! This looks really unusual. Love your photography too!
beautiful picrures 🙂 and the cakes is very appetizing 🙂
I’m going to make this beauty tomorrow. Can you tell me how much baking powder I need? The recipe doesn’t seem to specify.
I’m going to make this beauty tomorrow. Can you specify how much baking powder I need? Is it 1 Tablespoon? The list only says “1”.
7 g .It’s a small package from the store.
That loaf looks absolutely delicious!
I never thought of cooking with pears upright before – so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
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Ooh, this looks very yummy! I just happen to have 4 soft pears on my counter. Methinks tomorrow we shall bake! Thank you for the recipe!
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Thanks for liking my post! I had the occasion to look at your blog, a pleasure to see and read, I will follow your cooking experimentations. Have a lovely day, Gloria
Thank you Gloria
So wish I could cook like this! I’m more of a server than a cook… Should have went the opposite direction in this field!! Looks delicious 😉
Hi, thank you for sharing this recipe. Loved so much this idea of whole pears!! I applied this idea on a simple chocolate cake I often prepare. Next time, I’ll prepare this cake following your recipe.
All the best,
Thank you and enjoy!
This cake looks amazing. Keep up your marvellous work.
This looks amazing! I must try!:)
Gorgeous Picture. I will have to try this recipe as well.
Going to making this in an hour or so, thanks very much for this.
You are welcome
That looks amazing, and so simple! I will try this as a beautiful fall dessert – but I’ll need to bust out my kitchen scale!
Yummy, pears in a cake. Got to try this
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Beautiful cake! We don’t have too many pears in Hawaii but I’m sure I can find something to substitute.
Tell me all after. I would love to know how it was.