Makes 12 servings

Very ripe pears make this cake ultramoist. Adding fruit to your dessert recipes adds a natural sweetness and seasonal flavor that's sure to please your guests.

How to Make It

Step 1

Toss together pears and 1 tablespoon sugar; let stand 5 minutes.

Step 2

Beat eggs, 2 cups sugar, and oil at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended.

Step 3

Combine flour, salt, and baking soda, and add to egg mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Fold in pears, chopped pecans, and vanilla extract. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch Bundt pan.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Remove from pan, and drizzle Caramel Glaze over warm cake.

Ratings & Reviews

JonCyndi's Review

December 27, 2008
Great cake, but I will half the glaze next time and beat a little while after cooking before I apply to the cake because it wasn't thick enough after following the directitons.

susan259's Review

October 16, 2011
Sorry! This cake was a fail for our house. Too sweet and although it tested done, it had a tunnel in the very middle that was raw. A waste of very good pears and ingredients, I had to throw it away.

Unmasqued's Review

August 30, 2011
This is the MOST delicious, easy-to-do cake! My SILbaked it and I had some, OMG! From me to my friend, to her mom and sisters, to luncheon club...who knows where from there!? My only note is to MAKE SURE the pears are very ripe and soft, it makes all the difference. Ymmm!

leslieadavis's Review

September 03, 2010
This is one of my most requested desserts. The heavy moist cake is different than what most people bring. I bake the cake, let it cool most of the way, then cook the glaze. I let that cool most of the way too, then spoon over the cake. It is the best way I have found to make it stay on the cake. Delicious!!!

Becky54's Review

August 25, 2010
This cake was truly outstanding. The nuts help take the edge off of being very sweet. I cooked the icing a little longer than the stated 2 1/2 minutes and it turned out very well.

deanaH's Review

March 24, 2010
This was great! It does take about 20 to 30 minutes longer to bake than the recipe states.