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Pear cake

post #1 of 23
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Okay I have seen this more than once now and I NEED the recipe!!! Who nows one that they are willing to share with me?

PLEASE!!!
Katie
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http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=df4f9hbq_46cs9f28fs

Scroll Down, you will find it!
post #3 of 23
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Thanks soo much, I have that document and thats one of the places I have seen it mentioned. I was hoping to find someone who has actually tried it.

Katie
post #4 of 23
i am going to try it (or close version of it this weekend).
if you would like me to let you know how it was, i'd be happy too!
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post #5 of 23
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That would be awesome!

I was going to attempt it (but next week)

I love pear pie, pear jelly beans everything with pear is great! so pear cake.... how can it be bad?
post #6 of 23
me too, lol. i can't figure out why EVERYBODY doesn't love pear like i do icon_smile.gif

it's in the oven now.

i used pureed pears and kerns pear nector.
i also added the beans of one vanilla pod.

batter was quite subtle...i am not a big fan of subtle....
so i added 1 1/2 teaspoons of pear extract.

i have toriani pear syrup here too, so if this cake is not "peary" enough, that will be my next attempt.

will keep you posted.

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post #7 of 23
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My thoughts exactly!

My mouth is watering!

I can hardly wait!
post #8 of 23
Pear cake?

That sounds so good! I have seen recipes calling for pear to add moisture, but not as the main flavor.
post #9 of 23
it's done! and it's really good icon_biggrin.gif
flavor is still on the subtle side, but i am betting the flavor will get stronger by tomorrow like a banana cake does (i will report back).

i adapted the wasc (half-recipe) as follows (and it was enough for 2 8x2 rounds):

1 white cake mix (i used betty crocker)
1 cup + 2 tbs cake flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
4 egg whites
1 1/2 cups pureed drained lite pears
1 cup kearns pear nectar
1 teaspoon real vanilla
seeds of one vanilla bean
1 1/2 teaspoons pear extract

i will wait until tomorrow to decide if it needs more pear flavoring. it is lovely as it is but sometimes i crave PEAR, not pear, lol.

i would love to make this from scratch...if only i knew how....

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post #10 of 23
That sounds really refreshing! I know in juice they use white grape and it really brings out the pear flavor-just a thought. It might add a crispness and enhance acidic balance that compliments pear so well.
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post #11 of 23
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I think I may just be making another cake tommorrow!!!

What can be put in flour to make it "cake flour" is that possible?

Or its off to the store for me again!
post #12 of 23
sad smile - i like the grape juice idea! i am going to make a note on my recipe for next time.

katie - normally the wasc has ap flour, so i bet you can use that. 1 cup ap=1 cup plus 2tbs cake flour. i don't think there is anything you can add to make it cake flour, i think cake flour is just more finely milled.

any suggestions for a scratch recipe we could modify for pear?
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post #13 of 23
For scratch I would just make a white cake and then infuse it with a syrup using pear liquor or the nectar. Maybe make a pear curd with the nectar for the filling. I've never tried making curd with anything other than lemon, but I've seen recipes using all different fruits.

Or maybe find a good applesauce cake and sub some pear puree. I wonder if roasting the pears first will give a greater pear flavor?
post #14 of 23
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Well I am testing out some ideas...

I am testing the difference between canned pears that I put thru the processor and pear "applesauce" that I got at publix. The premade sauce has quite a pear flavor!! I think I may try that hummm.... I just finished my cakes for this weekend. Now I have to take a nap and get ready for work tonight. Tommorrow I will make this cake.. wondering what filling.. and I love cupcakes so maybe some of those with a nice bold frosting.... hummm decisions decisions....


Have fun ladies!
Katie
post #15 of 23
i bet "pearsauce" would probably have more pear flavor than pureed can pears. please let me know how that works out!

my cake WAS more flavorful today and even better, i could not really taste the cake mix base today! i still want more pear flavor though, but this cake was really fabulous (i am on my third piece today, lol).

i will let you know how my next pear experiment goes! maryjsgirl, thank you for the applesauce cake suggestion (i have been toodling around these recipes today looking for my victim recipe icon_smile.gif )

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