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Pear and ginger cake

Published: March 25, 2015 at 3:09 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + cooling
  • A little effort
  • Serves 12

This moist pear and ginger cake has the most wonderful presentation. The pears are sunk into the treacly ginger sponge, with just their stalks showing. Use your sharpest knife to cut through the pears for perfect slices.

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal501
fat15.8g
saturates9g
carbs88.8g
fibre3.9g
protein6.5g
salt1.31g
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Bake this pear and ginger loaf cake, then check out our classic ginger cake, parkin, gingerbread and other ginger bakes. For another autumnal bake, check out our easy pear cake.

Ingredients

  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 125g butter
  • 125g black treacle
  • 125g golden syrup
  • 125g light muscovado sugar
  • 250ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 200g crystallised ginger, chopped
  • 4-6 small pears, stalks left on if possible

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Line the base and sides of a 25 × 12cm loaf tin with a double layer of baking parchment, leaving enough overhang to lift the cake out.

  • STEP 2

    Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ground ginger and cinnamon. Melt the butter, treacle, syrup and sugar together then add the milk to cool down the mixture.

  • STEP 3

    Stir the treacle mixture into the dry mix with the eggs and most of the ginger. Spoon into the tin. Fill the hollow pear cores with the remaining ginger then push the pears right into the mixture. Bake for 1 hour or until the cake is cooked through. The bit closest to the pears will be stickier so test in a patch between them. Cool for 15 minutes in the tin and then lift out carefully and cool.

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