Pear Coffee Cake

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins




  • Preheat oven to 350°; grease and flour a 10-inch round cake pan.
  • Peel and core the pears and cut them into 1/2-inch dice; measure out 1 1/2 cups for this recipe.
  • Place the oil, sugar, and eggs in a bowl; whisk until smooth.
  • Sift the flour, baking soda, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, and ginger over the egg mixture.
  • Fold a few times by hand with a rubber spatula.
  • Toss the pears evenly over the mixture and gold together to mix evenly.
  • Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.
  • In a small bowl, rub walnuts, brown sugar, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon together until evenly mixed.
  • Sprinkle over the top of the batter.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes, until a pick comes out clean.
  • Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes.
  • Carefully invert the cake onto a plate to unmold; place a small wire rack on top of the cake and invert again right side up.
  • Let the cake cool for about 15 minutes.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.