Pear Cake With Lemon-Honey Cream Cheese Frosting

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Butter and flour two 9-inch cake pans with 1 1/2 inch high sides.
  3. Whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and spices in large bowl.
  4. Make well in center of flour mixture.
  5. Add oil, eggs, milk and vanilla; Whisk just until evenly moistened.
  6. Fold in pears and nuts and divide between pans; Bake cakes for about 45 minutes.
  7. Beat cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and lemon peel in large bowl until fluffy.
  8. Add honey and beat until smooth.
  9. If frosting is very soft, chill until firm enough to spread.
  10. Place 1 cake layer, flat side up on a platter.
  11. Spread 1 cup frosting on cake.
  12. Top with second layer with flat side down.
  13. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake.
Most Helpful

This cake is delicious and unusual. The frosting makes it unique and the pears an incredibly moist spice cake. Thank you for the posting

Pipergdm September 17, 2002

What a wonderful cake!! I have never made anything like this before so I wasn't sure what to expect, but boy I am so glad I tried this one! Wonderful flavors and textures -- you just have to try this one to believe it. Thanks so much for this great recipe!! Dianne

Pianolady October 02, 2003

Amazing - maybe the best cake I've ever made. A hugh hit at a party - it dissapeared instantly.

Erin Brienza September 23, 2002