Pear and Cardamom Spice Cake

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Total Time:
2-4 hours
Serves: 5
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1/2 cup -butter
  • 1/2 cup -caster sugar
  • 2 - eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups - flour
  • 1 tbsp - baking powder
  • 2 tbsp - milk
  • 2 - cardamoms, crushed
  • 1/3 cup - walnuts, chopped
  • 1 tbsp -poppy seeds
  • 575 g -dessert pears, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • For decoration:
  • 3 - walnut halves
  • 3 tbsp -honey

How to Make Pear and Cardamom Spice Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degree C. Reserve one-third of the pear slices and chop the rest.
  • In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar, till pale and light.
  • Gradually beat in the eggs, a little at a time, until incorporated.
  • Sift flour and baking powder together and fold in with the milk.
  • Stir in the cardamom powder, chopped nuts and poppy seeds.
  • Fold the chopped pears, into the creamed mixture.
  • Transfer to a greased and lined baking tin.
  • Smooth the surface, making a small dip in the centre.
  • Place three walnut halves, in the centre of the cake mixture and fan the reserved pear slices, around the walnuts, covering the cake mixture. Bake for 1-1/2 hours or until a skewer, inserted in the centre, comes out clean.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and brush with honey. Cool in the tin, for 20 minutes and transfer to a wire rack, to cool completely.
  • This cake can be stored for several days, if kept in an airtight container.
  • You can wrap and freeze it as well.
  • Defrost at room temperature before serving.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Mareena's Recipe Collections