Old Fashioned Pear Spice Cake [with Cream Cheese Frosting]

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Total Time
1hr 15mins
25 mins
50 mins

From the Sunset Potluck Cookbook

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  1. In the large bowl of an electric mixture, combine sugar, oil, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger salt and flour.
  2. Mix to blend; then beat at medium-high speed for 5 minutes.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Using a rubber spatula, fold pears and nuts into batter.
  5. Spread in an ungreased 9 by 13 inch baking pan.
  6. Bake in a 350 oven until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. (50-55 minutes).
  7. Let cool in pan on a wire rack.
  8. Meanwhile, prepare Cream Cheese Frosting.
  9. For frosting:.
  10. Beat [butter, cream cheese and vanilla] until fluffy.
  11. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until frosting is of good spreading consistency.
  12. Spread frosting over cool cake.