Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Nutmeg Pear Cake

#SpicyPearCake #NutmegPearCake #PearCake #FruitCake


#SpicyPearCake #NutmegPearCake #PearCake #FruitCake
This recipe has been on my mind since a couple of weeks. Finally found the time to bake this. Adorable right!. It was absolutely delicious, the nutmeg and pear were perfect spice-fruit pairing. I love pears, not only eating it but capturing it on camera too, it’s such a sexy fruit.

Camera reminds me, the last whole week was spent on exploring the possibility of a website to showcase my photography. I am not sure, being the procrastinator I am have been sitting on the idea for a couple of months now. My better half and some of my friends are pushing me in that direction. I have been doing some food photography assignments here and there and I usually send people to my flickr/pintrest account and blog to see my work….! Maybe it is time to build something more professional looking than the blog. I will still keep the blog, can’t live without it. Any input, suggestion, recommendation, will be awesome ! I am excited, as I have some decent images to showcase, but wish someone would do the work for me ;)

Returning back to the recipe, this recipe is a keeper, it’s not overtly sweet so you can serve some  warm spicy maple syrup with it, along with some whipped cream. For me it was good as is, it was so moist, I did not want to add any garnish to it. I just loved the cake and will definitely be baking it very often. I really wish I could have you taste this… I guess you will have to just gawk at it till you bake one yourself !!

#SpicyPearCake #NutmegPearCake #PearCake #FruitCake



3 eggs room temperature
1/2 cup butter softened (1 stick)
1 1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup  butter milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/5 tsp salt

2 firm pears

Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C)

Cream the butter and sugar, add the eggs and whip till it is soft and creamy. Add the vanilla extract.

Mix all the dry ingredients.

Add 1/3 of the dry ingredients into the butter and sugar, and fold it gently. Now, add 1/2 cup butter milk and half of the dry ingredients and whip, add the rest of the butter milk and the dry ingredients and mix gently till all of the mixture is a creamy dough.

Line a rectangle cake pan with parchment paper, grease the top and bottom so the cake slides out of the pan. Cut the bottom of the pear, so they stand firmly, keep them equidistant from each other in the cake pan and pour the cake mix on it. If you do not like the top of the pear showing after the cake is baked, cut off the top.

Bake for 45-55 min, till you insert a toothpick and it comes out clean. Slice with care, so you get a nice slice of pear with the cake. Enjoy warm.

#SpicyPearCake #NutmegPearCake #PearCake #FruitCake

#SpicyPearCake #NutmegPearCake #PearCake #FruitCake


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23 comments:

  1. Oooooo.... I love the cake Simi! I have been wanting to try making some poached pears but again being the procrastinator like you... :) I think I will poach some pears in red wine or rum and make this cake :)

    BTW, you should totally go for the professional website idea. I like your photography :)

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    1. Prash,
      I love poached pears and red wine gives it a beautiful color… the world of pears and the possibilities, if you poach them, make sure they will also get cooked when being baked, so don’t cook it all the way. Thanks!

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  2. Gorgeous looking cake. I made brownies with baby whole peras and they were stunning too. Loving the vibrant colors here!

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    1. Welcome to my blog Meeta, I just love having you here, for me it’s like having a celebrity over. Thanks ! Am going over to WFLH to check out the brownies.

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  3. Yummmy cake and you are an awesome photographer so you can go ahead dear.wwaiting for the website

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    1. Thanks Ramya, you guys make me feel like a million bucks !

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  4. please do come up with your photography website...if you will...i will go wooooohhhooooo
    Pear cake looks moist and nutmeg would have been another jewel in the crown :)

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    1. Shweta,

      I am seriously getting spoilt by all the compliments, here and on Facebook. You guys should start getting more critical before i loose my head ;)

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  5. A fabulous cake and gorgeous pictures!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  6. Your pics are ever so marvelous and so are the recipes. Love that whole pear slice in the plate. Just want to dig in!

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  7. What a cool picture and creative idea!!

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  8. Pear in the cake looks awesome Simi...loved the clicks..

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  9. Now you are tempting me to make this fantstic cake, cant resist to this beautiful cake.

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  10. A gorgeous pear cake, Simi. Love those beautiful clicks too.

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  11. Just saw this on Foodgawker and had to look more! This is just breathtaking and so unique!!

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  12. lovely photographs! The cake looks super yummy!! :)

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  13. Stunning looking cake..I had bookmarked a similar recipe which was a round cake.. I feel your loaf looks go much better than that one... Nice clicks... very pretty

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  14. Gorgeous photography,, have bookmarked this recipe!

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  15. Beautiful! The cake is definitely for keeper. Love the single pear click.

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  16. Loved the click with Pear with water droplets on it!! Beautiful composition!!

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