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    Pear Spice Bundt Cake With Walnut Praline Topping

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    1 hr 5 mins

    15 mins

    50 mins

    Buster's friend's Note:

    Found this tasty adaptation of a circa 1992 Gourmet magazine recipe on www.joythebaker.com , a delightful blog up for an award for Best New Blog of 2009 on www.2009.bloggies.com . Give it a look & see whether you'd give her a vote (I did along with a vote for www.fark.com for the esteemed lifetime achievement award). She's got some tasty recipes for sure. Anyone resurrecting the much maligned American Bundt cake gets a hat tip from me anytime. I plan to make this & halve it immediately after cooling cake but before spooning on topping - will add topping to each half with the best looking one going IMMEDIATELY to dear neighbor's home as I strongly suspect this could become a main meal substitute if allowed to remain in toto in our house, LOL.

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    Pear Spice Cake

    Walnut Praline Topping

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cake:.
    2. 2
      Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350°F Butter and flour bundt pan.
    3. 3
      Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a bowl.
    4. 4
      Beat together butter, sugar, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg in another bowl with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes in a standing mixer or 4 with a handheld. Add yolks 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, then beat in vanilla.
    5. 5
      Reduce speed to low, then add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately in batches, mixing well after each addition.
    6. 6
      Fold in pear pieces and chopped walnuts.
    7. 7
      Beat egg whites in another bowl with cleaned beaters until they just hold stiff peaks, then fold whites into batter gently but thoroughly.
    8. 8
      Spoon batter into pan, smoothing top, and bake until a wooden pick or skewer comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Cool cake in pan on a rack 10 minutes, then invert onto rack and cool completely.
    9. 9
      Walnut Praline Topping:.
    10. 10
      Stir golden brown sugar, whipping cream and 1/2 cup butter in heavy medium saucepan over medium-high heat until smooth. Boil 3 minutes, stirring often. Stir in walnut pieces. Spoon warm topping over warm cake. Serve warm or at room temperature.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 26, 2009

      55

      This cake was absolutely delicious, super moist and the topping was out of this world. Everyone enjoyed this wonderful cake. I replaced the white flour with spelt flour and it was great. I will definately keep this one in our favorites!! Thanks

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    • on October 14, 2014

      55

      This recipe made a great spice cake. Really moist and a great autumn cake.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pear Spice Bundt Cake With Walnut Praline Topping

    Serving Size: 1 (2363 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 7251.2
     
    Calories from Fat 4248
    58%
    Total Fat 472.0 g
    726%
    Saturated Fat 210.4 g
    1052%
    Cholesterol 1381.3 mg
    460%
    Sodium 4181.0 mg
    174%
    Total Carbohydrate 714.7 g
    238%
    Dietary Fiber 47.2 g
    189%
    Sugars 448.2 g
    1793%
    Protein 95.9 g
    191%

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