Total Time
1hr 8mins
Prep 8 mins
Cook 1 hr

A sweet, dense, very easy snack style cake. I use ripe bosc pears for this, and don't bother with peeling them. We like this for breakfast, or afternoons with tea.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prep 9 x 13 pan with a greasing and parchment paper lining.
  2. Beat together the sugar, eggs, and oil.
  3. Fold in everything else.
  4. Scrape into prepared pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour, or 45 minutes in a convection oven.


Most Helpful

I had lots of pears to use up and this recipe was perfect. The only thing I changed was leave out 1 cup of sugar. 2 cups plus pears and raisins sound way to sweet for my taste. I also opted for butter instead of oil. It came out moist chewy and delicious and the pears didn't dry out in the batter. This is a keeper and I had no problem with the pear flavor maybe the previous poster didn't put enough pears! Made for PAC Spring'09.

Jamilahs_Kitchen March 31, 2009

Wow, this is so tasty! I love the spicy flavor and moist texture. I cut the recipe in half, cooking it for 45 minutes in an 8x8 pan. I used just a little less sugar than was called for and two ripe pears. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Raichka March 23, 2013

While this did remind us of a Fresh Apple Cake, this was a lot drier. Thank you for letting us try this, but the family was not crazy about it.

Baby Chevelle October 21, 2009

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