Monday, October 3, 2011

Asian Pear Cake

Are you familiar with Asian Pears?  Imagine if an apple and a pear got together and had a baby.....that's pretty much  what you get with these guys.  I love snacking on these when they're nice and cold.....super crunchy and juicy.  I had never tried baking with them before, but I saw this recipe for Asian Pear Cake with my CSA box from Abundant Harvest Organics....and since I had too many for me to snack on, I figured it would be a perfect time to try!

The hubby absolutely loved this cake!  It was a huge hit.....and could easily be made with either apples or pears if Asian pears aren't available to you.  The fruit gets diced up pretty small and simply mixed into the batter of the cake.  The cake is really like a snack cake that you can just grab a slice and eat (no plate and fork required).  The hubby took the majority of the cake to work, and it seemed to disappear!

Asian Pear Cake
Source: Abundant Harvest Organics

Fruit Mixture:
3 cups diced Asian pears
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/3 cup sugar

1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3/4 cup oil
2 tsp vanilla
3 eggs

Preheat oven to 350.

Flour and grease a bundt pan.

In a medium bowl, combine fruit mixture.

In the bowl of a standing mixer combine the dry ingredients (flour, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg).  With the mixer on low, stir in the oil, vanilla, and eggs until well blended.  Add the fruit mixture to the batter and mix until combined.

Put into bundt pan and bake for 50-60 minutes.  Turn out onto plate when cooled.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar.


This post is linked to:
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  1. This looks so amazing!!! I would love it if you would come share this at a Sweet Swap that I'm co-hosting. Just jump over to and visit the button my sidebar and link up to the 3 month long party!!!

  2. Mmmmm....I’ve just spent two weekends baking ridiculous quantities of banana breads and apple breads....I think this post is making it necessary to make next weekend devoted to the pear! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I have been thinking about a pear cake. I am temporarily appled out.

  4. Hi Kirsten, I have your chocolate chip rolo recipe on my page. Come check it out. Nice recipe. Your cake looks yummy. Did you not post any cookies for the ccc? Have a great weekend. I hope you didn't stand out of ccc because I took your recipe......Andi

  5. That cake looks really fantastic, Kirsten. You have a beautiful plate too. Thank you for sharing this recipe at Joy of Desserts. :-)

  6. What a delicious cake! Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you will have a fabulous week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Sounds and looks delicious! I am going to try that CSA box next year, I would love to get some different fruits and veggies to work with. Thank you for linking this up to Fat Camp Friday - this is the featured recipe this week at Mangoes and Chutney. It will be tweeted, pinned and mentioned on FB!

  8. I haven't had Asian pears in ages, but now I want to go find some!

    Thanks for linking up to Momtrends this week!

    ~Shannon, Food Channel Editor,

  9. yum, thanks for sharing at Bacon Time.

  10. I've never had an Asian pear, but from your description, I know I would like it! Sounds yummy and so does this cake. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  11. I dont have any wheat flour just the regular can i just add that to the amount of flour used ?