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Autumn Almond & Pear Cake

Autumn is well on its way. With chilly temperatures and nearly all the leaves off the trees (plenty of rake work to be done in the garden), it feels as though winter is just round the corner. So what better way to enjoy a snug afternoon than with mug of tea (or coffee in my case) and a scrumptious piece of cake.

Ingredients
3 eggs
125g/ 0.5 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
125g/0.5 cup sugar
a pinch of salt
1 tsp cardamom
3 small/medium ripe pears, peeled, cored and chopped
75g/ 0.3 cup flour
200g/ 7 oz ground almonds
1/2tsp baking powder
50g/1.7 oz flaked/sliced almonds
Icing sugar, for garnish

For serving (optional)
1 orange
100g/ 3.5 oz mascarpone cheese
icing sugar

Pre-heat oven to 180°C/ 355° F. Grease an 20cm/8-inch springform pan and line the bottom with a round of parchment paper.
Prepare pears, by peeling, coring and chopping. Set aside. Beat the eggs,butter, sugar, salt and cardamom together, until pale and fluffy. Fold in the flour, ground almonds, baking powder and the pears. Spoon batter into the prepared springform. Bake for 25 minutes then take it out, break the crust and sprinkle the sliced almonds on top. Replace in the oven and bake for another 25 minutes. Leave to cool and dust with icing sugar.

To serve, mix the rind of an orange, 2 tbsp of orange juice with a 100g/ 3.5 oz of mascarpone cheese and add some icing sugar if needed.

 

…and all you need is to do now is to create a little “me time” snuggle down and enjoy!

 

 

67 Comments

  1. This looks delicious and it’s the perfect time of year for it! There’s something amazingly comforting about a cup of tea and slice of cake when you’re looking out at the rain and flying leaves. I’ll be trying this recipe shortly, thank you!

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  2. Hi again! I’m in the process of making this cake as I write, I think you forgot to mention to fold in the chopped pears into the batter (unless I’m misreading it)? I’m not sure either what exactly you mean by ‘breaking the crust’ but I’m trusting it’ll be obvious when the time comes!

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  3. It was delicious! We had a couple of friends around to share it and frankly, there’s hardly any left! (Actually I took away the remaining slice or two and hid them for tomorrow, I’m a terrible person!). Great recipe, I’ll be making this again very soon!

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