Ingredients Needed for Pear Loaf Cake
For the batter:
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 ounces of butter (at room temperature)
½ cup sugar
For the cake:
2 pears, halved lengthwise
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons of brown sugar
2 tablespoons of apricot jam
fresh thyme for garnishing
How to Make Pear Loaf Cake
- For the batter:
Add the flour, lemon zest, and baking powder to a bowl. Season with salt and mix. Set aside.
- Add the butter and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer. Start mixing. Add the eggs and the flour mixture gradually, one spoon at a time in the process. Mix until even.
- For the cake:
Scoop out the core from the pear halves. You can use 3 or 4 halves, depending on your loaf pan size.
- Transfer the batter to a 10 x 3 x 2 inches (25 x 9 x 4 cm) loaf pan. Neatly place the pear halves on top of the batter, pressing them gently. Coat them with melted butter.
- Sprinkle them with cinnamon and brown sugar, then bake for 45 minutes at 360⁰F/180⁰C.
- Remove the cake from the oven and place it on the work surface. Coat it with the apricot jam and garnish it with chopped thyme.