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    Ginger Pear Cake

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 25 mins

    20 mins

    1 hrs 5 mins

    DoremiAZ's Note:

    I don't usually like cakes that start with a cake mix, but this one is wonderfully tasty and moist! I use light sour cream and have also substituted non-fat vanilla yogurt for the sour cream.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    Topping

    • 1 (15 ounce) can pear halves in natural juice, reserve juice
    • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon butter, softened

    Cake

    • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) yellow cake mix or 1 (18 1/4 ounce) French vanilla cake mix
    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 1/3 cup reserved pear juice
    • 1/3 cup butter, softened
    • 3 eggs
    • 1/3 cup chopped candied ginger

    Glaze

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat oven to 325°F Grease and sugar a 10 cup bundt pan.
    2. 2
      Cut pear halves in half. Decoratively place each pear piece, rounded side down, in pan flutes.
    3. 3
      In small bowl, stir together the brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of softened butter until crumbly. Sprinkle brown sugar and butter mixture over the pears.
    4. 4
      In a large mixing bowl, combine all cake ingredients; mix on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
    5. 5
      Spoon cake mixture into prepared pan until 3/4 full.
    6. 6
      Bake for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
    7. 7
      Cool for 10 minutes exactly, then remove from pan and cool completely on a rack.
    8. 8
      While the cake is cooling mix the glaze.
    9. 9
      Once the cake is completely cool move it to a platter and add the glaze.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 02, 2009

      55

      Loved this cake! A great cake for winter, using canned pears! I really like using the juice in the cake and glaze. Thnx for sharing your delicious recipe, DoremiAZ. Made for PAC Fall 2009.

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    Nutritional Facts for Ginger Pear Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (100 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 286.2
     
    Calories from Fat 116
    40%
    Total Fat 12.9 g
    19%
    Saturated Fat 6.0 g
    30%
    Cholesterol 60.6 mg
    20%
    Sodium 273.1 mg
    11%
    Total Carbohydrate 40.2 g
    13%
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    3%
    Sugars 27.3 g
    109%
    Protein 3.2 g
    6%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    pear juice

    candied ginger

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