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Pear cake 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.

67 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This fruity cake is at its best when made with melting, buttery pears

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
96 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Moist, fruity pear, hazelnut and chocolate cake - try it warm with cream as a teatime treat

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
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73 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This makes a lovely teatime treat or pudding, served with cream and also works well with apple and cinnamon or damson and vanilla

2 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
37 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This is a cross between a sticky toffee pudding and a ginger cake. Serve warm with ice cream or cream as a dessert

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
89 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A light, but luscious cake made with hazelnuts - serve a slice for dessert with a dollop of crème fraîche

1 hr
More effort
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
33 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs
Easy
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 50 mins
A challenge
Vegetarian
8 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A decadent sponge with moist pears and crunchy nuts, topped with a soured cream and dark chocolate frosting

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A grown-up, lightly-spiced sponge that is sandwiched with pears caramelised in maple syrup and topped with meringue buttercream

2 hrs and 10 mins
A challenge
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

For a perfect squidgy centre this brownie-like chocolate cake should still have a little wobble when you take it out of the oven

55 mins
Easy
6 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

A fruity and zingy twist to a classic, perfect with a cup of coffee

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
35 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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

40 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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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