Pear coffee cake

22 09 2011

This is a modification I made up of a french cake. It can be made with plums, apricots, pears, apples and any fruit of that style. The batter is mildly sweet and the top sweet and crunchy, it makes a great companion to a cafe au lait!

You will need:

For the batter:

10 tbsp of flour

1/2 cup of sugar

6 tbsp of milk

4 tbsp vegetable oil

2 eggs

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tbsp salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 or 2 pears sliced

for the topping:

1/4 c vegetable oil

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg



Cut the pears in thin slices.

Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Spray oil in a cake tray and lay your batter. You can opt to have one or two layers of fruit slices. If you choose two, add a thin layer of batter, a layer of fruit, a layer of batter and top the cake with one more layer of fruit. If you choose one, keep the pears for the top layer.

Bake 25 min at 350 F

In the meanwhile mix the ingredients for the topping and set aside.

Once 25 minutes passed, take the cake out of the oven, add the top layer and bake for 15 min at 375 F.

If you are using plums don’t use cinnamon. If you are using apples, try adding some ginger to the batter!




2 responses

22 09 2011

Oh yum, what a great combination of flavours!

24 09 2011

If you try or modify it, let me know!

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