Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Spiced Pear Cake with Butter Brown Sugar Frosting

There is a pear tree growing in the yard of Christoph’s childhood home. Each time I visit, my mother in law sends me home with a bag full of ripe pears. I decided to try making a spiced pear cake because you can only eat pears for so long without getting bored!spiced pear cake recipe runny brown sugar frostingThe cake turned out to be FANTASTIC! I pulled from a couple of different recipes like this and this that sounded good and then made some changes based on what I was wanting to create. spiced pear cake recipe runny brown sugar frostingSpiced Pear Cake Ingredients:
4 small ripe pears – peeled and diced
3 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Butter and flour two cake pans
Beat eggs, sugar, and oil in an electric mixer until blended
Mix in flour, salt and baking soda
Mix in pears, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extract
Pour into the two prepared pans
Bake about 40-45 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
Let it cool in pan before stacking with frosting in the middle and then pour frosting on top

Brown Sugar Frosting
:
3 table spoons of butter
3 table spoons of brown sugar

2 table spoons of milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 – 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

Melt the butter:
Stir in the brown sugar, milk, vanilla and 1-1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar.
Whisk until smooth
The finished icing should be slightly runny

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