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Pear Ginger Cake

April 6, 2011


  • 1 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 pears, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 125g butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 50ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1-2 tbsp ginger
  • 5-10 cardamom seeds


Grease a 20cm (8in) round cake tin with butter or margarine. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Put 1/2 cup sugar in the tin and add a few tablespoons of water. Bake in the oven for 10-20 mins or until sugar turns into medium-brown caramel, allow to cool, then arrange the pear slices in a circular pattern on top.

Sift the flour and baking powder together. Add the remaining sugar, ginger (powder or fresh, finely chopped) and hulled cardamom seeds to the flour mixture, and stir until blended.  In a separate bowl beat the melted butter, eggs, milk and vanilla, add to flour dry ingredients, then gently mix to form a smooth batter. Pour over the pears and bake for 40 minutes to 1 hour, or until the cake springs back when pressed in the centre. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the tin, then invert on a wire rack and serve still warm. Enjoy!


From → Asian, Summer, Sweets

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