pear cake/anitalianinmykitchen.com
Print Recipe
4.95 from 19 votes

Easy Italian Pear Cake

The perfect Breakfast, Snack or Dessert Cake.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: An easy moist Italian cake, Italian pear cake, pear cake
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 387kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup + 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup mascarpone
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pears (ripe but firm)

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 340° (170° celsius). Lightly grease and flour a 9" (23 1/2 centimeter) cake pan ( I used a spring-form pan)
  • Clean and peel the pears, one pear chop into medium-sized cubes and the other pear thin slices, set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, at medium speed beat eggs and sugar until creamy, add mascarpone and continue beating until smooth.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, corn starch, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Stir in with a wooden spoon the flour mixture into the creamed mixture, stir gently to combine, then add the oil and stir to combine.
  • Fold in the medium-sized cubed pear, spoon into prepared cake pan.
  • Top with sliced pears and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons (40 grams) sugar (granulated).
  • Bake approximately 45 - 60 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 1.6mg