Easy Italian Pear Cake
The perfect Breakfast, Snack or Dessert Cake.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 8 people
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose 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)
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!
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