Caramel-Glazed Pear Cake

"Southern Living, September 2002. Very ripe pears make this cake ultramoist."
photo by SweetSueAl photo by SweetSueAl
photo by SweetSueAl
Ready In:
1hr 28mins




  • To make cake:.
  • Toss together pears and 1 tablespoon sugar; let stand 5 minutes.
  • Beat eggs, 2 cups sugar, and oil at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended.
  • Combine flour, salt, and baking soda, and add to egg mixture, beating at low speed until blended.
  • Fold in pears, chopped pecans, and vanilla extract.
  • Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch Bundt pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
  • Remove from pan, and drizzle Caramel Glaze over warm cake.
  • To make the glaze:.
  • Stir together brown sugar, butter, and evaporated milk in a small saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil, and cook, stirring constantly, 2 1/2 minutes or until sugar dissolves.

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  1. gwynn
    Simple and good. Thanks for posting.
  2. SweetSueAl
    I received 10 Korean Pears as a gift. They are huge! I love to bake, so I decided to hunt for a pear cake recipe. After looking at several recipes, I chose this one, mainly for the preparation technique. It was very easy to prepare. One of my Korean Pears garnered 3 cups of chopped...they are huge! I did make a little addition to the recipe, I added 1/2 tsp each of ground cloves, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg. It was delicious. I tried posting a picture, but so far have not been successful due to technical difficulties. Great cake!
  3. hummingbird garden
    Made this in 2002 when I received Southern Living. for family fall gathering. It's a keeper! Lost the recipe....thanks for putting it in. I agree, use really "ripe" pears, I mashed with pampered chef chopper.


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