Kick off Fall with this delicious Caramel Pear Cake! The Pear cake made with pears, cinnamon, nutmeg and infused with homemade caramel that screams of fall. This Super Moist Pear Cake recipe is amazing.
Enjoy this insanely moist pear cake with a cup of tea or coffee. Or if you are like me who has a sweet tooth for cakes anytime during the day or after a filling meal, this fall cake will satisfy your cravings.
So there you go! And oh!! I LOVE FALL and everything about Fall. I wish I lived in a city where it felt like 12 months of fall. What is there to not love about fall really!! The falling leaves, that nip in the air, fresh apples, pears, the smell of pumpkin spice…,sweaters, the crushing of grapes to make wine…I can go on and on. So, I’m naturally happy these few months. 🙂
When I coaxed my husband to plant a Pear tree in or yard, I never really thought of making a Pear cake someday. Pear chutney, yes! But not really a cake. Because, I i thought I would eat all the fresh pears off the tree since I love these pears so much.
You can easily find these green Anjou pears in supermarkets. They are crunchy and super sweet.
You want a perfect fall cake recipe that you want to snack on thought out the day then, lets talk about this Caramel Pear Cake because it is the perfect cake for Fall.
Few other fall/autumn favorites:
Why you’ll love this Moist Cake recipe
- Easy Recipe: The simplicity of this recipe speaks for itself. This recipe is not only easy to make, but it’s made with simple ingredients found in your pantry.
- Tastes perfect: This recipe was tested many times. The sweetness is perfect, the flavor is perfect, the texture is so moist, it melts in your mouth with very bite.
- Very adaptable: You can make this recipe with any kind of fruit you want.
How to make this Pear Cake
I’m lucky to have a pear tree in my yard that yields quite enough pears to eat fresh off the tree and also enough to bake some awesome Pear cakes as well. You can also find pears flooding the supermarkets around this time of the year.
Just in case, you don’t have pears handy but you have some crisp apples around, then make this cake with apples. Just make sure to use some crisp, juicy apples like granny smith or honey crisp.
In this Pear Cake with caramel sauce recipe, I chopped the pear into bite size pieces but if your pears aren’t firm enough then feel free to grate them, if you like. But chopping them would get more of that flavor/texture.
Tips for this Pear Cake with Caramel Sauce or Dolce de Leche
- To make cupcakes, all you need to do is reduce the baking time — start checking at 15mins or so.
- You can replace apples with pears for this cake recipe.
- Be sure to check out my How to Make Caramel post for homemade caramel recipe. Homemade caramel is easier than you think and is so much better than store bought caramel.
- The caramel will keep for a good month or so in the fridge, so you can make this in advance.
- If caramel has thickened too much, microwave in 5-10 second intervals until it’s pourable (but not warm).
- If you don’t have buttermilk, then mix 1 spoon of vinegar or lemon juice in 1/2 cup milk and let it sit for 5 minutes.
- Addition of cinnamon and nutmegs make this Caramel Pear Cake delectable and undeniably fall.
Caramel Pear Cake
- 1/2 cup Butter milk or, 1/2 cup milk mixed with 1 table spoon lemon juice or vinegar
- 2 Eggs Room temperature
- 1/4 cup Oil Light Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil
- 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
- 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 cup Caramel Sauce See Notes section below for recipe link
- 2 cups Diced and finely chopped pears
- 1 cup APF
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Nutmeg
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 1/2 tsp Baking soda
- Pinch salt
Mix the Wet Ingredients:
- Pre -heat the oven to 350 degree F/180 degree C In a separate bowl whisk the oil, sugar, eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and caramel.
Mix and Shift the Dry Ingredients:
- In a bowl whisk together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Shift and set it aside
Mix the Dry Mixture into Wet Mixture
- Now pour the flour mixture into the dry mixture and mix till the flour is incorporated.
- Careful not to overmix
- Bake for 40-45 minutes or only until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.