17 February 2014

Vanilla cake with pears









This year has been very difficult in terms of fruits here in my yard, others years had apricots, apples and pears after. In the spring there was a frost time  that made the flowers of the trees are falling, so no apricots, only  some apples (very few) and a  few pears.
When I had someones  (which survived) I thought I have to do something besides that I love and this is the recipe:
A cake with pears.

Source :If in doubt, bake a cake!







Vanilla cake con pears

For the pears
6 pears
3/4 lt water
300 g sugar
juice and zest of 1/2 lemon
1 cinnamon stick

Combine last 4 ingredients in a large saucepan, bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. 
Slice off the bottom of each peeled pear so that it stands upright and remove the seeds.
 Carefully put pears in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, turning occasionally, until pears are slightly tender and soft, for about 10 minutes. 
Transfer to a platter.

For the batter

180 g. butter room temperature
190 g sugar
3 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
190 g flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
40 ml milk




Preheat the oven to 180°c.
Grease 18 cm round cake pan.
Beat butter and sugar on medium speed until ligt and fluffy for about 5 minutes.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add the vanilla extract. Sift the flour and combine it with baking powder.
Reduce the speed of an electric mixer to low and add the half of the flour mixture to butter and egg mixture in a few additions.
Add milk, followed by the rest of dry ingredients. beat a few more times.
Pour the batter into the cake pan. carefully push in the pears until they reach the bottom.
Bake for about 1hour or until toothpick comes out clean.

You can serve with Vanilla Ice cream or some berries.









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EN ESPAÑOL

Cake de vainilla con peras











Ingredientes

(para las peras)

6 peras
3/4 lt de agua
300 g de azúcar
jugo y cáscara de 1/2 limón
1 palo de canela

En una olla unir el agua, la canela, el jugo de limón y la cáscara de limón.
Pelar las peras con cuidado, sacar las semillas y cortar un trozo de la base para que se puedan parar bien.
Colocar las peras en la olla y poner a hervir un rato.
Cocinar por unos 10 minutos hasta que esten tiernas.
Reservar en un plato

Para el cake

180g de mantequilla
190 g de azúcar  
3 huevos
1/2 cucharadita de vainilla
190 g de harina
1 cucharadita de polvos de hornear
40 ml de leche

Preparación

Precalentar el horno a 180°c.
Engrasar un molde de 18 cm. de diámetro.
En un bol batir la mantequilla con el azúcar con batidora o a mano por unos 5 minutos.
Agregar los huevos de a uno. Batiendo bien.
Agregar la vainilla y finalmente la harina cernida con polvos de hornear.
Mezclar bien.
 Finalmente agregar la leche y mezclar bien hasta tener una mezcla suave.
Vaciar la mezcla en el molde y agregar cuidadosamente las peras, que queden  paraditas.
Llevar a horno por aproximadamente una hora o hasta que esté dorado.
Se puede pinchar con una brocheta de bambú.
Servir con helado o con frutos rojos.


 

97 comments:

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    1. That is beautiful, Gloria! Looks so moist!

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    2. Hahaha!! Hi Betsy I think you will be number one again lol!
      is moist and delicious:)

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    3. I love pears, too. I've pinned it to try some time!

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    4. You can eat all !
      Im sure Pat doesn't like! lol

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  2. This looks awesome, I could have some of that right now!

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  3. Brava cara Gloria!!
    Ti abbraccio :))

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  4. I like your motto Gloria; "when in doubt...." :) This cake sounds fantastic!!

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  5. Gloria, you are such a teaser! I love this cake!

    Hugs

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    1. Thanks Mari, I love all you bake!! xxx

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  6. Hi Gloria,
    Your cake looks wonderful!
    And I wish I could grow apples, peaches and pears over here!!

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    1. Yes Joyce is lovely but this year wasn't good, I hope this next year be better!

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  7. so beautiful z the combination.......Simply love this :)
    http://remyasbaking.blogspot.com/

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  8. I'm sorry you didn't get as much fruit as you usually do, Gloria. Mother Nature sure has been keeping us on our toes these days, lol...Your Pear Cake is just gorgeous. You sure did make them the star of this lovely looking vanilla cake. I sure would love a piece right now. I guess I will have to be just satisfied with pinning it, lol...Thank you so much for sharing, Gloria...

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    1. P.S. Whoops, again I forgot, lovely new topper:)

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  9. Hi Gloria..
    It looks beautiful..I have made similar cakes..2..and was astounded at how pretty:-)
    You must have been excited as I was:-)
    Bravo!

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  10. Your cake looks amazing. It is too bad that you didn't get the fruit, because of the frost. I hate when things happen like that.

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  11. che torta deliziosa :) è proprio bella con le pere intere affondate nella pasta. un bacio, buona giornata

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  12. This is the most beautiful pear cake I have ever seen! :) ela

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    1. Thanks Ela! You make beautiful cakes and beauty food:))

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  13. Oh my goodness....this looks amazing!!!! Yummy, yummy!!! I want some!
    xo Kris

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  14. Love these whole pears baked in the cake. Must be so delicious!

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  15. Que topísimo este cake amiga. Me encanta la variedad de postres que preparas. Eres mi ídolo!!! :D
    Un abrazo y feliz semana

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    1. Gracias Nathy, hago lo que puedo amiga, no h estado con mucho tiempo, febrero ha sido un me complicado, besos!

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  16. so cute to see whole pears putting into cake, must be super good!

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  17. If only I was a fan of pears I would love this!! I do like apple cakes though! Sorry that your fruit harvest was not good this year, it sounds very disappointing. I hope that it will improve next year! xx

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  18. Such fun to use whole pears, Gloria. Your cake looks delicious!

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  19. I like the use of whole pears, Gloria. The cake looks very moist and beautiful.

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  20. This is a first for me. I never thought of adding fruit to my vanilla cake but it does look good.

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  21. I would love to see my rose bush blooming right about now. Your picture made me a wee bit jealous, Gloria. Hugs and love!! xoxoxo

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  22. Gloria, this cake is delicious. I love the idea of using whole pears!!
    Un beso

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  23. Dear Gloria, This looks so artsy and beautiful. Blessings, Catherine xo

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  24. Que rico Gloria! un cake delicioso. Que pena los albaricoques...el próximo año será mejor!. Besos

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  25. Que delicia más grande Gloria, adoro los bizcochos con peras, son de mis preferidos, se ve descomunal y me encanta la nueva foto de cabecera, super linda.
    Estuve con mi familia amiga, en estos dias te escribo.
    Besos

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    1. Gracias Kako, cuando me escribas cuéntame como están tus papas, yo estoy con los mios aquí, están arreglando un poco el departamento!

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  26. I am in love with the look of this cake and i know it will taste super yummy too

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  27. Do you bake everyday dear Gloria?

    It doesn't matter - because we all love it! Abrazos!

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    1. Only twice a week Azra!! sometimes others things.
      I have to do a lot of things dear especially in summer !
      and my Dad and my Mom are here for this month.
      But I love bake and I would like have more time to make:)

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  28. Aren't they all set up neat, a presentation maybe too good to eat

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    1. Haha! but you love pears Pat ?? or not, I know you love some fruits!

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  29. Che bella questa torta!! Ne immagino la bontà!

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  30. Yummy, I love pears and your cake looks so delicious!

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  31. Hard year for me too, I only have a peach tree and this year is empty! I have some berries and hopefully the feijoas bushes will gee fruit, and I will check the 'communal' fig tree up the road for harvest! But likely I live near and orchard, and soon we will have pears, so I can try this!

    Ciao
    Alessandra

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    1. This summer was sad, and yesterday I looked my quince tree and dont have any!!!
      The pears was the best Ale, xxxxxx

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  32. Que rico...pero lo que mas me gusta es el detalle de los rabitos asomandose por el queque, muy lindo.
    Besos

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    1. jaja, ami también me gusta eso, asi se nota que es pera!

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  33. Your recipes always look so good in their finished form. Do you do all the photography yourself?

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  34. Of course David, I do all the pics, !!(nobody help me lol)
    Thanks David.

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    1. Well, I just thought someone should give you credit for how well those look!

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    2. Thanks David!
      Is nice someone tell me that!

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  35. Love the pears in the cake ~ Will have to try this one ~ Your header looks like spring has arrived Gloria ~

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  36. Love the new header....and....anything with Pears has to be delectable♥️
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  37. Vanilla cake and pears. Love it. The new header is also very nice.

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  38. Hola Gloria! Te he escrito al correo, disculpa estos días sin decir nada. Este pastel que has elaborado es una auténtica delicia, me parece de lo más rico, hice uno de pera y nos encantó a todos en casa, este tuyo es un poco distinto y me parece que más rico aún, me llevo la receta para hacerla.
    Besos y feliz día.

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  39. Ciao Gloria, come stai? :) Questa torta è una delizia unica, chissà che buona! Molto belle anche le foto! Complimenti e un abbraccio, buona giornata! :) :**

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  40. sooooo delicious and cream fluffy cake you made it, i like the way look with the whole pear in it, yummy, yummy :D

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  41. I really like the idea of a whole pear! It looks like the pears are sinking in the pastry! It must be really nice this cake Gloria! Brava!

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  42. Quelle élégance!! Tu as l'Art de nous mettre ne appétit avec tes si jolies photos!! Bonne journée ma belle Gloria;)xxx

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  43. what a cool presentation with the pears coming up through it...this is very cool gloria....
    i want some! smiles.

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  44. Looks beautiful! I think pears are wonderful to bake with - such an overlooked fruit.

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  45. Beautiful and yummy! You're so good at presentation.

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  46. Ay, y que esas peritas se ven maduritas, maduritas! :-)

    Saludos desde Londres.

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  47. A beautiful cake! It must taste divine. Pears pair very will with vanilla.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  48. Lovely cake…it looks so pretty with the poached pears! Nice photos!

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  49. I am drooling!
    Dear Gloria, we have moved to a new site!We invite you to http://theveggiesisters.gr/
    Kisses!
    lenia

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  50. Beautiful. I have looking for a cake just like this. I'll need to try it.

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  51. What a beautiful cake! I love how the pears are left whole

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