Pear and Walnut Cake

"This is good served warm with vanilla ice cream!"
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter and flour a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  • Sift first 5 ingredients into medium bowl.
  • Using electric mixer, beat brown sugar, oil, eggs, sugar, water and vanilla in large bowl until very smooth.
  • Blend in dry ingredients.
  • Stir in pears and walnuts.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake about 55 mins.

Questions & Replies

  1. Hi, I live in the UK and would love to make this Pear & Walnut cake but cannot work out the conversions from cups. Can anybody help with the weights in grams


  1. This cake is wonderful...very moist! We loved the pear/walnut combination and everyone asked for the resipe. Thanks again, Renee Ferraz for sharing this.
  2. Lovely moist cake. Swapped nutmeg for ginger. I made toffee icing yumo. Was enjoyed so much im making it again this afternoon. Thanks Renee
  3. This is not only any easy recipe to follow but the results are fantastic. You don't have to peel the pears, just core & cut into chunks!! <br/>I originally tried this recipe more than 30 years ago & was feeling traumatized when I lost 1/2 of the recipe (written on 2 index cards). Can't tell you have relieved I am to have found the exact recipe on YOU.<br/>To anyone who wants an easy, quick & satisfying desert, you can't go wrong with this one. Your friends & family will be surprised that you've used pears (people tend to think there is apple in the receipe I would gues because it is so sweet). Also, to add another layer of sweetness, I sprinkle powdered sugar on top. You can also make it in a bunt pan which gives it another 'layer of intrigue'.<br/>Enjoy! We do!
  4. Very tasty cake just the way it was written. So nice and moist. Will make again. Thanks for posting.
  5. This is a great cake! Mine did not need the whole 55 minutes to bake, so I would suggest to start watching it at about 40 minutes? Also, based on previous ratings, I used a bit less nutmeg - maybe about 1/4 tsp. Otherwise I followed the directions and loved the result! Thanks for sharing!


  1. This was very yummy! On the advice of a previous reviewer I reduced the amount of cinnamon and nutmeg, and had to substitute pecans for walnuts (though they are pretty much the same in taste anyway). The pear makes this a really moist cake and lovely flavour. Next time I might add a few more nuts but that didn't detract from how much I like it. Thanks!


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