Pear Cake : Secret Recipe Club



pear cake


It’s time for yet another Secret Recipe Club reveal. This month I was assigned An Italian Cooking in the Midwest. I had a difficult time deciding on a recipe because there are so many great looking and sounding dishes. Ultimately my sweet tooth won out and I decided to make Pola’s pear cake.
This is a fabulous recipe to have on hand for a quick, easy, and very delicious cake.

Pear Cake

Recipe by Micha @ Cookin’ Mimi adapted from: An Italian Cooking in the Midwest


  • 2 eggs
  • 7 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 7 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 peeled and cored pears.

Cooking Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 inch cake pan.
  2. In a medium to large bowl beat together the eggs, sugar, and oil until blended.
  3. Stir in the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Dice two of the pears, stir into the batter and pour into the prepared pan.
  5. Thinly slice the remaining pear and arrange slices on top of the batter.
  6. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until a tester comes out with fine crumbs.

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  1. I love pear cake. I’d want to nibble on yours all day long.

  2. OOOOOoooo pear cake! I love a good pear cake. Thanks for sharing with the SRC.

  3. I am glad you enjoyed my cake! Your version looks great!

  4. Nice …. I haven’t tried making a pear cake yet! Sounds good though!

  5. I’ve never had a pear cake before – can’t wait to remedy that issue!!!!

  6. I’ve never thought to make a pear cake. Strange, because pears are one of my favorite fruits. I’ll have to try this out!

  7. Sounds delish. My five-year-old loves pears, so I will have to make this for her sometime.

  8. I adore pears and would love this cake, looks delicious.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC entry: Laura Goodenough’s Apple Coffee Cake


  9. This pear cake looks lovely!! I adore a quick cake with fruit in it. This one sounds delightful! Speaking of delightful… I had your blog this month and I loved looking around. So happy to have found your site and loved making one of your recipes.

  10. This looks good and seems like a good sweet tooth choice.

  11. I love a good pear cake!
    Unfortunately my post missed the blog hop due to tech issues… is the link as I’d hate for people to miss seeing Aly’s recipe and her wonderful blog –

  12. YUMMY! This sounds so good! Great choice. I’m a fellow SRC member, group D

  13. Claire @ Claire K Creations says:

    I nearly made Pola’s pear cake last month. How amazing does it look? Your version looks wonderful and I love the pattern you made with the pears.

  14. angelamroberts says:

    Pear cake is one of those cakes I make in the fall that makes me feel like home. This would hit my heart.

  15. i’ve never had pear cake before- sounds so refreshing! nice SRC recipe 🙂

  16. Ooh, that does sound really good. And simple! Perfect.

  17. yum! can’t wait to try this 🙂

  18. I love pear cake and yours looks fabulous. What a fun pick for SRC! Where have you been lately my friend? I miss you!

  19. Looks wonderful! I can only imagine how it smelled and how it tasted!


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