Slice of pear cake on a plate

Pear cake recipes

13 Recipes

Bake a moist, fruity pear cake for afternoon tea or dessert. From zingy pear and ginger loaf to squidgy pear and chocolate cake, we've got a host of winning flavours.

Anjou pear cake


(55 ratings)

This fruity cake is at its best when made with melting, buttery pears
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Pear & ginger loaf cake


(60 ratings)

This makes a lovely teatime treat or pudding, served with cream and also works well with apple and cinnamon or damson and vanilla
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy

Sticky pear & ginger cake


(37 ratings)

This is a cross between a sticky toffee pudding and a ginger cake. Serve warm with ice cream or cream as a dessert
  • 2 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

Flourless chocolate & pear cake


(86 ratings)

A light, but luscious cake made with hazelnuts - serve a slice for dessert with a dollop of crème fraîche
  • 1 hour
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Pear & mincemeat crumble cake


(32 ratings)

With a hint of spice and little pockets of mincemeat, this is a lovely post-Christmas cake, great with warm custard
  • 2 hours
  • Easy

Salted caramel pear cake


(6 ratings)

Bake a cake that has it all: moist, fragrant sponge, silky Italian meringue, tahini buttercream and sharp pear-laced salted caramel. Serve with a cup of tea.
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • A challenge
  • Vegetarian

Chocolate & pear cake


(7 ratings)

A decadent sponge with moist pears and crunchy nuts, topped with a soured cream and dark chocolate frosting
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy

Maple & pear ruffle cake


(6 ratings)

A grown-up, lightly-spiced sponge that is sandwiched with pears caramelised in maple syrup and topped with meringue buttercream
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • A challenge

Pear & ginger muffins


(6 ratings)

A fruity and zingy twist to a classic, perfect with a cup of coffee
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pear & toffee muffins


(34 ratings)

These gooey muffins are delicious warm when the toffee is still melty - you can reheat them in the microwave
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Pear & hazelnut clafoutis


(3 ratings)

Combine the flavours of pear and hazelnut to make this stunning dessert. Make sure to serve the clafoutis warm – and don't forget the cream or crème fraîche...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
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