Italian Pear Almond Cake #Dessert #Dinner

Italian Pear Almond Cake #Dessert #Dinner

A delectable cake, that is a larger number of pears than cake. Clammy and daintily sweet, it is ideal for whenever of day. Best on the day it's prepared. On the off chance that you have a scale, utilize the gram estimations, for best exactness.

This Italian Pear Almond Cake isn't a cake with pears in it, yet more pears with some cake in it. It highlights 3 pears, stripped and divided, settled in a heavenly, softly sweet and sodden almond cake. Ideal for whenever of day.

This cake is beautiful, clammy and light, attributable to the vast measure of natural product. It's likewise softly improved, so it's ideal to appreciate whenever of day. For a unique sweet, serve it finished with a spot of whipped cream.

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Italian Pear Almond Cake #Dessert #Dinner


  • 9 Tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 9 Tbsp white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 7 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3.5 oz ground almonds
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 medium pears ripe, peeled, cored and halved
  • 1.7 oz flaked almonds
  • Icing sugar for garnish


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375° F.
  2. Grease an 8-inch springform pan and line the bottom with a round of parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. Prepare pears, by peeling, coring and cutting in half. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, or in the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and white sugar together until pale and fluffy.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Using a spatula, fold in the flour, ground almonds and baking powder. Spoon batter into the prepared springform pan and use a palette knife to even out the mixture. (Batter will be thick and fill the pan only about an inch thick).
  6. Arrange the pear halves over the top of the cake and bake in pre-heated 375° oven for 25 minutes. Remove cake from oven and sprinkle the flaked/sliced almonds over the top. Return to the oven for a further 8-10 minutes. The cake is ready when a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Leave the cake to cool in the tin, then run a knife around the outside and carefully remove the ring and base. Dust with icing sugar before serving with
  8. Optional Mascarpone, Marsala and Orange Cream: Whisk the grated rind of 1 orange and 2 Tbsp. of freshly squeezed orange juice in a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons sweet Marsala and 100 g (3 1/2 oz.) of mascarpone cheese. Sweeten with icing sugar to taste.
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