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Ginger-Pear Cake With Honey-Lemon Frosting

Prep time 37 mins
Cook time 40 mins
Other time 10 mins
Yield Makes 10 servings
Don't let the amount of ground ginger in this recipe concern you. Surprisingly, it's not overwhelming and combines great with the pears.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups fresh pears, coarsely grated
  • Honey-Lemon Frosting

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; stir well. Make a well in the center of flour mixture. Add oil, eggs, milk, and vanilla; stir just until combined. Stir in grated pears.

  2. Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round cakepans.

  3. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.

  4. Spread 1 cup Honey-Lemon Frosting between layers, and spread remaining Honey-Lemon Frosting on top and sides of cake.

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