Italian pear cake

Recipe from: 28 July 2014
recipes, cake, bake

Ingredients 10
Servings 8
Time 00:20

Ingredients

  • 200
    g
    plain flour
  • 15
    g
    baking powder
  • 200
    g
    sugar
  • 3
    eggs
  • 2
    tsp
    vanilla extract or the seeds of one vanilla pod
  • 1
    lemon (finely grated zest of)
  • 125
    ml
    milk
  • 50
    g
    walnuts (or pine nuts) (optional)
  • 100
    g
    butter, at room temperature
  • 2
    pears, peeled and cut into eights
 

Method

00:30
 
Preheat the over to 180°C.

Prepare a 25cm cake tin with parchment paper by making a cartouche.
   
Use a whisk to mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, eggs, vanilla and lemon zest. Stir in the milk and mix until smooth.

Add the walnuts or pine nuts if used and stir well to combine.

Cut the butter into small pieces and whisk it in.

Pour the mix into the prepared tin and arrange the pears over the batter. Push the pears into the mixture a bit.

Transfer to the oven and bake for 20 – 30 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

(Recipe adapted from Katie Caldesi.) Recipe reprinted with permission of HeinStirred.  To see more recipes,click here.
 

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