Our first pear cake recipe is pear muffins and our second is pear tea cake.
Who doesn’t love muffins ? These ones are just delicious. Simple to make, they don’t take long to bake. Eating them while they are still hot, they are out of this world. They can be used as a dessert, kids snack or even as a picnic food. Whenever you choose to eat them you will enjoy - I promise.
Our second pear cake recipe is a little more sophisticated, however just as easy to make and bake. This is one of those recipes that will impress your friends who perhaps have never tasted pears baked in a cake before. Try it out and let us know what you think.
When buying pears, choose ones which are not damaged and have a good colour. An under-ripe pear is a good choice for either of our pear cakes as they will continue to ripen. Wash the fruit under a cold running tap to get rid of insects, chemicals and dirt.
Pears are a good choice when it comes to nutrition, having a good amount of fibre in them including vitamin C and K and the best feature is that they are very low in calories.
Muffin Pear Cake Recipe
We have used pears in this recipe but you could choose, raspberries, blueberries or apricots.
pre heat oven 200C 400F Gas 6
You will need
deep Muffin Pan
12 Paper muffin cases
275g or 2 ½ cups of plain flour
1tbls baking powder
115 ½ cup caster sugar
250ml or 1 cup milk
60ml or 4tbls olive oil
Mix the flour, sugar and baking powder together in a bowl. Mix the milk, olive oil and egg into the flour mix. Mix the mixture well.
Chop the pears into small pieces before mixing into the cake mix. Put the paper cases into the muffin baking tin. Spoon the mixture into the paper muffin cases.
Bake the pear muffins in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
Take out of the oven. Take out of the muffin baking tin and allow to cool on a wire rack.
Pear Tea Cake
Pre heat oven 180C 350F Gas 4
You will need
25g or ¼ cup rolled oats
50g or ¼ cup muscovado sugar
30ml or 2 tbls pear juice
30ml or 2tbls olive oil
115g or 1 cup self raising flour
115g or ¾ cup of sultanas
½ tsp baking powder
2tsp mixed spice
Mix the oats and sugar together in a bowl. Pour the pear juice into the mix and stir. Allow to stand for 30 minutes.
Core the pears. Grate or chop the pears into small pieces.
Take the oat mix and add all the ingredients to it. Mix well together with a wooden spoon.
Spoon the cake mix into the loaf tin. Bake in the oven for 60 minutes.
Take the pear tea cake out of the oven and leave to stand for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool.
Eat with a cup of tea or serve as a dessert with custard or cream.
We hope you enjoy making, baking and eating our pear cake recipes.