This Spiced Pear and Almond Cake is one for the books! Riddled with chopped pears and bursting with cinnamon and cardamom flavor - this cake is super moist and tastes heavenly. It's easy to make and even easier to eat 🙂
I love a good almond cake and this easy one layer cake is so good ya'll! It's such a simple cake but all of the flavors come together so well - soft pears, cinnamon, and cardamom surrounded by a fluffy cake and topped with sliced pears and almonds?! What!? This spiced pear and almond cake is nothing short of amazing.
It's easy to make and super impressive. This recipe incorporates anjou pears (the green ones) that are chopped and folded into the batter, a little almond extract, and then a lot of love :). The anjou pears can typically be found year round so no worries about sourcing of ingredients. That being said, this is the perfect recipe to make for any occasion. Especially with a scoop of ice cream.
Last year, I made Pear Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting! Ever since, I've been obsessed with baking with pears because I then tried making a Pear and Gorgonzola Puff Pastry for a savory take on pears. They're so much fun for both sweet and savory recipes.
So, when I made this recipe, I knew that I wanted to add some umph with some spice. Not hot spice, but spicy spice - like warm and cozy spice. And I'm so glad that I did because it turned out incredibly. See the list below!
A few simple ingredients goes a long way! Put everything together and this Spiced Pear and Almond Cake is ready in no time!
This recipe calls for 2 medium sized anjou pears. These pears are pretty juicy and have a nice hint of citrus. The pears should be slightly firm and green in color.
Because the pears will be baked, it's best that they're slightly firm. If the pears are ripe/too soft, they'll be pretty mushy and the cake's texture will be a little weird - like apple sauce. Firm pears will ensure that the cake has a really nice texture while still adding a lot moisture and flavor.
Incredibly enough, this spiced pear and almond cake is delicious by itself. I personally would recommend to serve this with a cup of vanilla ice cream, but that's if you want to add a decadent touch. Plus, ice cream makes literally everything better!
This cake is great with some tea or coffee too. It's one of the beautiful things about this recipe - it doesn't NEED to have anything with it. It speaks for itself and you'll be hooked at first bite!
If you have leftover pears, you'll definitely want to give these recipes a go!
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This cake stays moist for days! We made this for thanksgiving and had it the next day and the day after that and it was still so moist and delicious!!
This cake was so amazing and really got me ready for fall! I love the cinnamon and cardamom!
This cake gave me all the fall feels and I already can't wait to make it again! The crumb is so tender and the flavors are perfect.
I love the warm flavors of this cake! I've been enjoying a slice for breakfast each morning with my coffee!
So… cardamom or nutmeg? One is in the ingredients, the other is in the instructions.
Can you specify what you're referring to? Thank you! I didn't use nutmeg in this recipe.
I'm so happy I found this cake recipe. It was pretty easy to make, and was the perfect addition to our brunch gathering this past weekend. I will definitely be making this again in the near future.
As pears are my favorite Fall fruit, I knew I would love this cake and I did.
I'm so happy to hear that!
This was a delicious taste of fall! Tender, I loved the almond flavor and the pear combination together. I'll be making this again!
I'm so happy to hear that you loved this recipe, thanks for your feedback!
Ate this warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. So good!!!
Yay! Ice cream is such a great addition to this cake!
Made this spiced pear almond cake and it turned out incredible! Your instructions were absolutely easy to follow, certainly making this again!
This made my day, I'm so glad that you enjoyed this recipe!