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Pear Cake      Veg   CD  CBF   80mins


Makes 1 x 20cm/8 inch cake       Cold  Vegetarian  Fruit Cakes Baked Fayre 



175g/6oz Butter, softened

175g/6oz Caster Sugar

3 Eggs

1 teasp Vanilla Essence

3 Large Pears, peeled, cored and chopped

175g/6oz Self Raising Flour

50g/2oz Good Quality Plain Chocolate

1 teasp Icing Sugar




1. Preheat the oven to 160C, 325F, Gas mark 3 and lightly grease a deep 20cm/8 inch cake tin.


2. Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and creamy then gradually beat in the eggs, mixing well between each addition.


3. Stir in the vanilla essence and pears then fold in the flour. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake in the for approximately 50 minutes - 1 hour, until golden and firm to the touch. Allow to stand in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack until cold.


4. To serve - break the chocolate into pieces and place in a bowl. Set over a pan of hot water and stir until melted. Drizzle over the cake. When set, dredge with icing sugar.


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Key techniques required to make cake recipes

Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Main equipment required to make this recipe


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Wire Rack


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