Pear Tea Cake

I rarely make desserts and I never bake. H-G is the baker in the family, and I avoid it.

But today I decided to make a quick pear tea cake, as B-G and I were going on  a play date and I thought it might be nice to take something home made. I have made this before with apples but did not have any today so used pears. The inspiration originally came from the first ever food blog I read and fell in love with, Chocolate and Zucchini.


4 pears, peeled and sliced.

110 gm unsalted butter, melted

1 tablespoon butter for greasing

70 gm self raising white flour

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

170 gm white sugar

2 eggs

cinnamon for sprinkling


Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Grease a rectangle loaf tin with some of the melted butter.

Layer the bottom with the pear slices

Combine flour, bicarb soda and salt into a mixing bowl

mix sugar and eggs and whisk until combined

Add eggs and sugar to flour and combine, then add melted butter to a smooth thick paste.

Pour over pears.

Sprinkle cinnamon

Cook in oven for 40 minutes. Lay out on a rack and let cool.

This was very very moist and tasty. It would be nice hot served with chocolate fudge sauce.



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