Sunday, February 24, 2008

Ginger Pear Cake- A Mama's Fixins Original!

2/3 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1 large pear, peeled and sliced

3/4 c. butter or shortening
3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. pure lemon extract
1 3/4 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 c. buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350 F. Generously grease a 10" round pan. Combine brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Mix well. Pour into pan. Arrange pear slices on top of sugar mixture.

Cream together sugar, eggs, lemon extract, and butter or shortening. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture, alternating with buttermilk. Spoon over pears. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool on wire rack, and flip out onto a pretty serving plate.


Needled Mom said...

It looked delicious and sounds fabulous. Will have to give it a try.

Sandra ;) said...

What a great recipe - thanks for sharing it!!! I made it today, with a few changes so I could use what I had on hand - I used canned peach slices instead of a pear, and baked it in a springform pan. It looks beautiful, and both of my teenagers loved it. I posted pics on my blog if you want to have a peek, and of course I credited my source! I think I'll be trying your Pasta Fagioli next ;)