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    Pear-Gingerbread Cake

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    1 hr 10 mins

    30 mins

    40 mins

    Tarbean's Note:

    Recipe I've yet to try, but here for safe keeping. From Cooking Pleasures magazine, sent in by Nita Thedford, McKinney, TX.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat oven to 350. Pour butter into 13x9 pan; arrange pears over bottom of pan. In small bowl, stir together brown sugar and 1 Tbs of the cinnamon; sprinkle over pears.
    2. 2
      In medium bolw, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, ginger, remaining 1 tsp cinnamon, cloves and salt.
    3. 3
      In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup of sugar and shortening at medium speed 3 minutes til blended. Beat in egg. Beat in molasses. Beat in flour mixture in 3 parts alternately with water, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
    4. 4
      Pour batter over pears. Bake 35-40 minutes til toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean with some moist crumbs attached. Cook in pan on wire rack 30 minutes. Invert onto serving platter; remove pan.
    5. 5
      Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat cream and remaining 2 Tbs sugar at medium-high speed until soft peaks form. Serve cake warm with whipped cream.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 27, 2006

      35

      This cake tasted like a spice chocolate cake with pears. It was okay, but I was expecting more of a gingerbread flavor because of the name of the recipe. The ginger flavor was overpowered by the amount of cocoa. The pears were a nice touch.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pear-Gingerbread Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (148 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 415.1
     
    Calories from Fat 219
    52%
    Total Fat 24.4 g
    37%
    Saturated Fat 12.6 g
    63%
    Cholesterol 69.2 mg
    23%
    Sodium 262.8 mg
    10%
    Total Carbohydrate 49.7 g
    16%
    Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
    12%
    Sugars 28.3 g
    113%
    Protein 3.8 g
    7%

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