Pear and French Vanilla Cup Cakes w/ White Chocolate Frosting.

By Strawn Cakes and Bakes

About This Recipe

This is a refreshing lightly sweet cupcake. Original recipe can be found in "1000 Cupcake Recipes" I made changes. 





  • 1 lg egg 
    1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
    1/2 cup buttermilk 
    2 pears (peeled, cored and chopped) 
    1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    1 1/2 cups + 1 tbsp self rising flour sifted 
    1 tsp baking powder 
    1/4 tsp sea salt 
    3/4 cup sugar 
    1/4 cup brown sugar 
    Nutmeg and cinnamon or ginger to taste may be added.
    makes 12 servings




Preheat oven to 350 F

line cupcake pan with paper cups.

beat egg, oil, milk and vanilla extract until well mixed.

Mix sifted flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl then pour egg mixture and stir just enough to combine.

fold in pears

use regular size ice cream scoop to divide mixture between the paper cups and bake in oven for 20-25 minutes.

test with a wooden toothpick, if it comes our clean , the cakes are done.

transfer to wire rack to cool.

These may be served as is or with your favorite frosting. We used Ghirardelli white chocolate buttercream. Another good pairing is brown sugar and cinnamon frosting.