Today we’ve got some comforting, seasonal flavours in the form of Spiced Pear Cake. I think pears are going to be my go-to ingredient for the next week or so. In the summer it was strawberries which were taking over every baked good to emerge from my kitchen. Last month I added a cupful of pureed pumpkin to almost anything. So, for what little remains of November, pear is going to be my thing.
Whilst day-dreaming about cake at work today…not that I do that often or anything…my mind came up with the idea of Pear Cranberry and Pecan muffins, so stay tuned for them next week.
Also on my pear to-do list are:
and maybe some pear jam and pear crumble!
This cake is a perfect bridge between autumn and winter, it’s hard to believe on a day where there was snow outside my office and the temperature couldn’t climb much higher than 2 degrees, that just on Saturday I was admiring the golden orange leaves on a mild morning in the park.
The delicate flavour and texture of the pear, pairs (ha!) wonderfully with the warming cinnamon spice. It is a variation on the cake portion of my nectarine and orange cupcakes, which is seriously the most versatile cake batter ever!