Fresh Pear Cake

Do you find yourself with a bundle of those fresh delicious pears?  Make pear cake.  It's surprisingly moist & delicious! #TexasHomesteader

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, pear
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour


  • 4 Cups Chopped Fresh Pears (peeled if the skin is tough)
  • 2 Eggs, Beaten
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Applesauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Cup Chopped Nuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix ingredients in order given, stirring after each addition with a large spoon (do not beat with mixer). Batter will be thick.
  3. Pour into a well greased and floured 10" tube pan and bake for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes and then invert tube pan onto a plate to release cake, then allow to cool completely. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top for garnish if desired.