Pear Cake

IMG_5277IMG_5274IMG_5291I love going to the market and finding something I wasn’t intending on buying. This week, I just couldn’t resist buying these delicious looking Rosemarie Pears. I like the orange/red color,  and the texture of these pears are wonderful. They taste juicy, soft and sweet. Ideal for any dessert, which is why I decided to make a simple and sweet cake. Nothing extravagant, but something we like to enjoy with a good tea on the side.

Now, It’s time to join  Fiesta Friday #108  with Angie and also thanks to Suzanne @ apuginthekitchen and Zeba @ Food For The Soul for co-hosting this week!

Serves: 8/10 slices


  • 300g of all purpose flour/plain flour
  • 180g of caster sugar
  • 150g of salted butter (cut into small pieces)
  • 5g of baking powder
  • 5 pears (Rosemarie)
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 80ml of milk
  • Roasted sliced almonds
  • Icing sugar (for dusting)
  • Apricot jam


  1. Grease a round cake pan (23 centimeters).
  2. Preheat the oven to 180C degrees.
  3. In a large bowl beat the sugar and the soft butter with an electric mixer until it becomes light and creamy.
  4. Add the 4 eggs, one by one and mix.
  5. Pour the milk and mix
  6. Pour the flour and the baking powder, mix until smooth.
  7. Add 2 pears cut into small pieces and mix with a spatula.
  8. Slowly pour the mixture into the cake pan.
  9. Peel and cut the rest of the pears
  10. Add the sliced pears on the top of the cake.
  11. Bake for 45 minutes (more or less depending on the oven) or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  12. Remove from the oven and set aside for 20 minutes.
  13. Place the cake on a serving plate.
  14. Warm the apricot jam in a saucepan over low heat.
  15. Brush the top of the cake with apricot jam.
  16. Sprinkle the cake with roasted sliced almonds and dust it with some icing sugar.
  17. Enjoy with a flavorful cup of tea on the side.

Bon Appétit.

PS: Don’t slice your pears before the procedure as they will turn brown!

55 Comments Add yours

  1. Linda this beautiful cake, with the juicy pears and almonds on top is so my kind of cake, I feel like baking it right now! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Ronit, I really appreciate your nice comment. Have a wonderful week! 🙂

    1. Thanks a lot Dimple! 🙂 xx

  2. Omg the cake is so beautiful!! I just wanna eat it right now 😋

    1. Thank you kindly Smiling Notes! 🙂 Have a nice week!

  3. That cake is a thing of beauty 🙂 and great tip about the pears xx

    1. Thank you so much. Have a wonderful week Elaine! 🙂 xx

  4. Ahila says:

    The pear cake looks so delicious, Linda.. I certainly must try it out sometime soon.

    1. Thanks a lot Ahila and I’m so glad you like it. Do let me know how it turns out and have a nice week! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! 🙂

  5. A gorgeous looking cake Linda and such a good recipe!!

    1. Thank you so much Sonal, I really appreciate your kind words! 🙂

  6. Loretta says:

    Love your simple cake adorned with the pears and almond topping. Brilliant Linda!

    1. Thank you so much Loretta. Pear season is the best! 🙂 Have a nice week!

  7. Hilda says:

    Beautiful cake!

    1. Thank you so much Hilda! 🙂

  8. skd says:

    Delicious looking cake Linda. I was planning to look up a nice dessert with pears which are in full season here. And lo and behold! I have this tried and tested beauty right in front of my eyes. Thanks for sharing 👍☺

    1. Thank you so much Ana for your nice comments, I really appreciate them. I hope you get to try it. This season pears are really juicy and tasty! 🙂 Have a nice day! xx

  9. tentimestea says:

    What a beautiful cake Linda! This is absolutely all that needs to be done with some lovely baking fruit. It let’s the fruit speak for itself, as you said, goes perfectly with a cup of tea 🙂

    1. Thank you very much Laurie. I’m glad you liked it. I made two cakes this week and this year the pears are extremely soft and sweet. I’m thinking about ‘pears belle Hélène’ for this week 😉 Have a nice day! 🙂

  10. Such a beautiful cake , Linda ! Looks so moist & delicious 🙂 I like these kind of cakes , perfect with tea or coffee 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Freda for your lovely comment. Have a nice day! 🙂

  11. Jenny says:

    I love pears, especially this time of year, when other fruits are so out of season here. This cake looks so delicious and lovely!

    1. Thank you so much jenny. I love pears too, they are a delicious fruits and I love them in sweets! 🙂

  12. chefjulianna says:

    Yum! I have been ogling the pears at the veggie markets, and your cake has now inspired me to get busy and make something delicious with them! Thanks, Linda! 😀

    1. Thank you so much Julianna. I hope you will give it a try, it’s really delicious! 🙂

  13. Wow beautiful looking cake Linda…. wish I could grab few slices right now. ..

    1. Thank you Chitra. I would love to send you a large slice, so good with cup of tea! 🙂

      1. Thatz so sweet of you …Thank you Linda…:).:)

  14. Nancy says:

    You called this a “simple cake”, Linda… It may be few ingredients and simple to make, but it sure is pretty! I love pears and I imagine the flavors are wonderful! Thank you. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Nancy, I really appreciate your nice comment. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Have a nice day! 🙂

  15. chef mimi says:

    Beautiful! I usually don’t click on desserts, but this is so pretty! YOu’re so talented.

    1. Wow, thank you so much for your lovely comments! 🙂 Have a nice day!

  16. Patty Nguyen says:

    Beautiful presentation, Linda. You really need to open up a bakery!

    1. Thank you very much Patty, hopefully one day and you will be the first in line! 😉

  17. This is one beautiful cake! I love pears and can’t say i’ve ever herd of this variety but I think they must be similar to Bartlette pears?

    1. Thank you so much Julie. This variety of pears are from South Africa, similar to Bartlett pears. Sweet and juicy. Have a nice day! 🙂

  18. chefceaser says:

    Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

    1. Thank you so much! 🙂

  19. Jhuls says:

    I bet this is all gone, but can you make a new batch for me? 😀 This looks so pretty, Linda. I am sure it’s delicious, too. 😛 I hope you are enjoying the week. x

    1. Thank you so much Jhuls. I’m thinking how I can send you a cake. It was indeed 😛 Have a lovely week ahead! 🙂 xx

  20. I love your close up of the inside of your cake – even though I just finished lunch I sure would enjoy a slice of that yummy cake 🙂

    1. Thank you Judi. The cake was very yummy and the pears sweet and juicy! 🙂

  21. Francesca says:

    I’m sipping my cup of coffee and I would love a bit of your gorgeous, tempting cake. It’s simply gorgeous!

    1. Thank you so much Francesca. Have a wonderful day! 🙂

  22. I love pears in things and on their own, and this cake looks fantastic as well. Delicious!

    1. Thank you Caroline! 🙂

  23. Tasty Recipes says:

    This cake looks yummy! Glad I stumbled upon your blog ^^

    1. Thank you so much, I really appreciate! 🙂

  24. Such a beautiful looking cake Linda, love how you’ve finished it off with the sliced almonds and dusting of icing sugar… so utterly delicious! M.xx

    1. Thanks a lot Margot for your lovely comment. The cake was really nice and so simple to make. I hope you give it a try! 🙂 xx

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