Spiced Asian Pear Cake

A recipe from Red Hen, Lexington

Spiced Asian Pear Cake

1 cup olive oil

2 cups sugar

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 pinch ground nutmeg

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ cup candied ginger, diced

4 cups Asian pears, peeled and diced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a cake pan. Combine the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg in a bowl. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat oil and eggs until creamy. Add the sugar and vanilla, and beat well. Slowly add the flour mixture to the egg mixture until combined. The batter will be very thick. Fold in the pears and ginger by hand using a wooden spoon. Spread batter into the prepared pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until cake tests done. Place pan on wire rack to cool. Serve with toasted pecans and whipped cream.

Serves 8 to 10

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