Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Wrap this in fancy plastic wrap and give it to the ones you love--or, just eat it yourself and enjoy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F; grease bottom of loaf pan.
  2. Mix all ingredients, except topping, in a large bowl.
  3. Pour into loaf pan. Mix topping ingredients and sprinkle on top.
  4. Bake 55-65 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean cool 10 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely, 1 hour.
Most Helpful

5 5

Excellent! The smell of this bread baking is so tempting - rich cardamom scent wafts through the air. The bread is very moist from the pear - the flavor of which is very pronounced. The little chunks of pear get so tender and are well complimented by the cardamom. This was delicious. NOTE: I mixed my liquids up separately with a whisk before adding to the dry ingredients.

5 5

I doubled it, used half whole wheat and half white, added an additional tsp of cinnamon and an additional tsp of cardoman and a cup of craisins, baked it in a bundt cake mold and it is WONDERFUL!

5 5

This was very easy to make. It took less time to mix together than to preheat my oven. More importantly, this cake tastes wonderful and has the most enticing fragrance. I cut into the cake within 5 minutes of removing it from the oven and I ate 1/3 before I could make myself stop. The only change that I might make next time is to use more cardamom because I love the taste.