Spiced Pear Cake Recipe

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Spiced Pear Cake
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  1. Preheat oven to 180C (160C fan forced).
  2. Grease and line a 30cm x 30cm (base measurement) slice pan with baking paper, extending paper at long sides for handles.
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar in a small bowl until pale and creamed and then beat in eggs, one by one, until combined.
  4. Stir in golden syrup, then transfer mixture to a large bowl and sift flour, bicarbonate of soda, mixed spice over butter mixture and add 1/4 cup hot water, stirring until just combined and then spread mixture into prepared pan, smooth surface.
  5. Peel, core and quarter pears and slice thinly and then arrange pear, overlapping slightly, over cake mixture in pan and then bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted at centre comes out clean.
  6. Remove cake from oven, then stand in pan for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Dust with icing sugar and serve with custard.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 427.93 Kcal (1792 kJ)
Calories from fat 227.12 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.24g 39%
Cholesterol 86.49mg 29%
Sodium 596.75mg 25%
Potassium 111.75mg 2%
Total Carbs 48.6g 16%
Sugars 27.44g 110%
Dietary Fiber 2.78g 11%
Protein 3.93g 8%
Vitamin C 0.8mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 8%
Iron 2mg 11%
Calcium 91.9mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 383.3 Kcal (1605 kJ)
Calories from fat 203.43 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.6g 39%
Cholesterol 77.47mg 29%
Sodium 534.52mg 25%
Potassium 100.1mg 2%
Total Carbs 43.53g 16%
Sugars 24.58g 110%
Dietary Fiber 2.49g 11%
Protein 3.52g 8%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 8%
Iron 1.8mg 11%
Calcium 82.3mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.1
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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