Ginger & Pear Cake
Recipe type: Baking
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Serves: 16 slices
  • 185g butter
  • 125g preserved/glacĂ© ginger
  • 2 pears peeled and sliced thinly
  • 180g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 200g plain wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  1. Grease and line a 20cm round cake tin (I use a 25cm silicone kugelhopf mould for this recipe - my favourite for baking cakes as it cooks really evenly and makes it easy to slice). Preheat oven to 180 degrees
  2. Combine butter and sugar in Tmx bowl speed 5, 10 seconds.
  3. Melt the butter and ginger mix at 90 degrees, 2 minutes, speed 1.
  4. Add sugar, then egg and mix speed 3, 5 seconds.
  5. Add flour and baking powder speed 4, 5 seconds be careful not to over mix. You want it to be just combined at this stage
  6. Scrape the sides of the bowl down and add the pear on reverse speed 2, 3 seconds.
  7. Pour into prepared tin or mould and bake at 180 degrees, 45 minutes, or until firm and golden, I always test with a skewer also.
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