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Add this delicious recipe to your collection & enjoy: Pear & Ginger Cake

Tuesday, 1 August 2023

By kikki.K


Give this delicious recipe a try for yourself (it’s great served warm with Greek yoghurt too!). And always remember, enjoying meals and delicious bites around a table filled with conversation, laughs and good times are moments that should always be treasured. Enjoy!


  • 750ml (3 cups) water
  • 215g (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 1 lemon, rind peeled, juiced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 pears, peeled, halved
  • 225g (1½ cups) self-raising flour, sifted
  • 200g (1 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 150g butter, melted, cooled
  • 3 eggs, lightly whisked
  • 60ml (¼ cup) milk
  • Apricot jam, warmed, to brush


1| Preheat oven to 180ºC. Line the base and side of a round 20cm (base measurement) cake pan with non-stick baking paper.

2| Place water, caster sugar, lemon rind and juice, and cinnamon stick in a saucepan over medium heat and stir for 2-3 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Add peeled and halved pears. Cover surface with non-stick baking paper. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the pears are tender. Transfer pears to a plate. Set aside to cool completely. Core the pears then thinly slice, leaving the stem end intact.

3| Meanwhile, combine the flour, brown sugar, ginger and ground cinnamon in a bowl. Whisk in butter, egg and milk. Pour into lined cake tin.

4| Arrange the pear on top of the cake. Bake for 55 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool before turning onto a serving plate.

Note: Don’t worry if your pears on top sink a little while cooking – ours did too! Your cake will still be delicious with juicy pears within it. Yum!

5| Brush with warmed apricot jam. Now, all that’s left to do is enjoy this delicious treat with friends, and add it to your Recipe Folder!

6| Serve with a dollop of Greek yoghurt and a lovely cup of tea!