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Soft and Delicious Pear Cake

Easy Italian Pear Cake, a simple moist dessert, breakfast or served as an afternoon tea cake. Made with creamy yogurt and fresh pears. Your new family light cake favorite, Pear Cake.

Italian desserts are made with simple ingredients. They aren’t too sweet and make the perfect sweet bite indulgence without the guilt. Rarely will you see frosting or ice cream served with any true Italian cake. At most, there is a dusting of powdered sugar or cacao and a dollop of freshly whipped cream. This cake is fluffy, lightly sweetened, and sure to satisfy any sweet tooth craving.

Cake for Breakfast

It is one of those cakes that make the perfect breakfast cake. And don’t we all love a delicious cake for breakfast? Besides who can refuse the tasty combination of creamy yogurt and pears? This lovely cake keeps for days at room temperature (doubtful it will last that long).

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Another recipe you might enjoy that is equal light and less sweet is: Lemon Yogurt Loaf

Made with Amore,

Elena

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Thick slices of juicy pear burst through the soft and tender cake.

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Easy Italian Pear Cake (Torta alle Pere)

  • Author: Elena
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Sweet/ Dessert
  • Method: Italian
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Easy Italian Pear Cake, a simple moist dessert, breakfast or served as an afternoon tea cake. Made with creamy yogurt and fresh pears. Your new family light cake favorite, Pear Cake.


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Ingredients

  • 3 large peeled, firm ripe pears,  (Bosc or Barlett), cut into pieces
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk yogurt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Confectioner sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Line a 9.5 inch round baking pan with parchment paper, or spray with cooking spray
  2. Preheat oven at 350F
  3. In a large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, whip the sugar and eggs until you obtain a creamy and fluffy texture.
  4. Stir in the yogurt, butter, and vanilla extract. Use a fork or spatula to combine until smooth (not the electric mixer)
  5. In a separated bowl mix the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture. Stir gently until well combined. Add the pears and mix gently. Place the batter into the prepared pan. Bake 30-35 minutes.
  7. Cool and dust cake with confectioner sugar.

pear cake on plate

The Perfect slice for breakfast, dessert, or your afternoon tea party.

After just one bite you’ll be surprised how distinct the flavors are in this pear cake. We love its soft, tender texture, the chunks of fresh, sweet pear. It’s a cake that will keep you wanting more!

pear cake on plate

A little dollop of freshly whipped cream goes a long way and add the perfect touch.