Tuesday, April 13, 2010

'Autumn Cake' - Pear and Fresh Ginger Cake

Pear and ginger make a harmonious match and when unified in a cake, the result is rather lovely. This is a soft and fruity cake laced with juicy pears, nutmeg and freshly grated ginger, with a caramelised pear and honey almond topping. It's a culmination of three different recipes from my collection, to make what I believe to be the perfect any time of day cake. Have a slice for morning tea or for dessert served warm with vanilla ice cream.


vanilla extract
organic eggs
ground almonds
fresh grated ginger
organic green pears

sliced almonds


  1. OMG what an amazing blog...i aroha your mahi ora!

  2. It sounds delicious! I've always loved pear tarts, but they've never had much zing. I think I'll try making them with ginger next.

    Did you see the pistachio and pear dark chocolate cake in Gourmet Traveller (Aus)? I gave it a try last night and undercooked it, and ended up tossing bits of it into vanilla cupcake batter to salvage something. From now on, my oops cakes are going into cannibal cupcakes - a yummy accident. This pistachio pear cake baked right would be a decadent, rich, dense wonder to add to your repertoire. Let me know if you would like the recipe and I'll forward it along.

  3. Wow! That cake is simple yet it has an autumn look on it. I would love to have that cake in a autumn wedding. :D