Pear Spice Bundt Cake With Walnut Praline Topping

Recipe by Busters friend
READY IN: 1hr 5mins
YIELD: 1 cake




  • Cake:
  • Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350°F Butter and flour bundt pan.
  • Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a bowl.
  • 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.
  • Reduce speed to low, then add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately in batches, mixing well after each addition.
  • Fold in pear pieces and chopped walnuts.
  • Beat egg whites in another bowl with cleaned beaters until they just hold stiff peaks, then fold whites into batter gently but thoroughly.
  • 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.
  • Walnut Praline Topping:
  • 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.