Oven Baked Vanilla Cake with Pears

  • Yield : 4-6
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 1:35 h
  • Ready In : 1:45 h

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Oven baked vanilla cake with pears.Quick and easy dessert.Very delicious!


  • For the Batter:6 oz (180 g) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 6¹⁄³ oz (190 g) granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6¹⁄³ oz (190 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3¹⁄³ oz (40 ml) milk
  • For the Pears:8 pears,peeled
  • 4 cups (1 L) water
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • freshly squeezed juice and zest of half lemon
  • 1 cinnamon stick


Step 1

In a large saucepan,combine 4 cups of water,1½ cups granulated sugar,lemon juice,lemon zest and cinnamon. Over medium-high heat bring to boil,stirring until sugar is dissolved.

Step 2

Slice off the bottom of each peeled pear so that it stands upright and remove the seeds. Arrange peeled pears in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer,turning occasionally, until pears are soft (for about 10 minutes). Transfer cooked pears to a plate.

Step 3

Preheat your oven to 330F (165C). Grease 6-inch (18 cm) round cake pan and 4 moulds with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 4

In a bowl,combine sugar and butter. Using electric mixer,beat them on medium speed until light and fluffy (for about 5 minutes). Add the eggs,one at a time,beating well after each addition. Add vanilla extract and stir well.

Step 5

In a mixing bowl,combine all purpose flour and baking powder. Combine well. Reduce speed of electric mixer to low. Add half of flour mixture to butter mixture in a few additions. Add milk,then remaining half of flour mixture. Beat for a further 2-3 minutes.

Step 6

Pour the batter into cake pan and the moulds. Push in cooked pears until they rich the bottom. Bake in preheated oven for about 1 hour 25 minutes,or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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