I am so excited today! Let me explain: as I’ve mentioned before, I don’t eat a lot of sugar. It’s really only at special occasions that I will indulge. It’s not that I don’t absolutely love sweets as I really do it’s that sugar wasn’t meant to be consumed in the amounts that we consume it today. It’s linked to so many illnesses… I promised I would not preach so I’ll stop there. So I just don’t eat much sugar and that has taken great self control trust me. Today because we love you we decided to feature a dessert for you to try. Yes, we are sending love your way! I can’t wait…
This recipe isn’t new, in fact I discovered it about 15 years ago in either Country Living magazine or Southern Living I don’t recall which. I love this cake. With it’s moist crumb and the wonderful caramel glaze that runs in a stream down the side, this cake is beautiful to behold, and the chunks of ripe pear throughout the cake are perfection. So without further ado.
- 4 ripe pears, peeled and diced to equal 3 cups
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 1¼ cup oil I use grapeseed oil
- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1½ cups pecans, chopped
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- Caramel Glaze
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ cup butter
- ¼ cup evaporated milk (we made our own but canned is fine too)
- For the cake:
- Toss the peeled pears with the Tablespoon sugar and set aside.
- Beat the eggs, 2 cups sugar with an electric mixer until moistened then add your oil and mix at med speed for about a minute or so.
- Add flour, salt, baking soda, pecans, and vanilla. Mix well then add the pears that have been setting and mix until blended.
- Pour into a bundt pan sprayed with non stick cooking spray.
- Place in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for approx. one hour or until toothpick test comes out clean.
- About 15 min prior to cake being done prepare glaze by melting butter in a pan on the stove med to med high heat.
- Add brown sugar stir then add evaporated milk.
- Bring to a boil then reduce heat slightly and continue stirring until all the sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
- Final Step
- Remove cake turning it onto a plate and immediately drizzle glaze over the warm cake. When it cools devour oh, I mean consume!
We couldn’t wait, this was our lunch. We laugh because we felt a little guilty but that didn’t last long.