Pear, Honey and Lime Cake

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READY IN: 4hrs 50mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • For the pears, melt the butter in a medium skillet on medium heat.
  • Add the pears and cook, turning occasionally, 5 minutes, until light golden.
  • Stir in the lime juice, honey and vanilla bean and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Stir in the liqueur and remove from the heat.
  • Let the pears steep about 3 hours.
  • Discard the vanilla bean.
  • For the cake, in a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar and lime zest with a hand mixer at medium speed until smooth.
  • Blend in the baking powder and salt.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  • Turn the speed to low and beat in the flour until just blended.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rest 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, grease a 9" springform pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.
  • Drain the pears, reserving the syrup.
  • Pat the pears lightly dry.
  • Thinly slice half of the pears and reserve.
  • Chop the remaining pears and stir into the batter.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and level the top.
  • Arrange the pear slices on top.
  • Bake in a preheated 400 degree F oven for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to 300 degrees F and bake until the top of the cake feels springy and the tester comes out clean, about 1 hour.
  • Cool the cake in the pan on a rack.
  • Remove the cake to a wire rack.
  • Skewer the top and spoon the reserved syrup over the top.
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