Ginger Pear Cake - very simple and delicious way of using up pears that are about to turn //

Ginger Pear Cake

  • Author: Stacey Roberts | Veggie Mama
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: one cake 1x
  • Category: Baking
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Australian


Excellent for lunchboxes and pretend Famous Five picnics.



  • 125g softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 2 Large pears, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1.5 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (heaped)
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and the sugar.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition.
  4. Add the ginger, the molasses, and the pears. Fold in gently.
  5. Fold in the baking powder mixed with the plain flour and stir a few times. Add the milk before it’s all totally incorporated.
  6. Grease and flour a round cake tin and add batter. Bake for 25-30 minutes until top springs back when pressed, and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  7. Get some lemonade or a dog named Timmy.

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