Pear cake

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I love to bake with fruit! And for this autumn I like to use pears. This cake is beautiful and elegant and a great alternative to apple and cinnamon desserts!

Pear cake

Course: Desserts


Total time






  • 113 gr butter at room temperature

  • 128 gr sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 170 gr flour

  • Pinch of salt

  • 170 gr creme fraiche

  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder

  • 1 pear

  • 1/2 lemon

  • 50 gr granulated sugar

  • 2 handfuls flaked almonds


  • Grease bottom and sides of an 25cm pan and lite bottom with baking paper.
  • Wash and peel the pear, cut in half lengthwise, remove the core then cut into slices. Drizzle over with lemon juice. Cover bottom of the pan with pear slices.
  • In a bowl, using electric mixer, mix butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, around 5min. Add eggs one at a time and mix well in between. Add vanilla.
  • In a bowl mix flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Add 1/3 of the flour, mix just until combined, then add 1/3 of the creme freche and mix just until combined. Repeat 2 more times.
  • Spread the batter evenly over the pears, place flaked almonds on top of the batter, in the center area then sprinkle with sugar over and around the almonds.
  • Bake in the preheated oven at 180° C for around 30-40min. Let the cake cook slightly then cut into slices and serve with creme freche.

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