Ginger-Pear Cake With Honey-Lemon Frosting

Ginger-Pear Cake With Honey-Lemon Frosting

Don't let the amount of ground ginger in this recipe concern you. Surprisingly, it's not overwhelming and combines great with the pears.

Oxmoor House JULY 2004

  • Yield: Makes 10 servings
  • Cook time: 40 Minutes
  • Prep time: 37 Minutes
  • Other: 10 Minutes


  • 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


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.

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

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.

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


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