White Pear Cake

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Appears in
Almost Vegetarian Cookbook

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1999

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This cake has a tender white crumb and is topped with pears spiced with cinnamon. It can be served warm with cream or yogurt as a pudding or eaten cold as a special teatime treat. I have also made an equally delicious version using apples instead of pears.


  • 50g (2oz) soft butter
  • 3 tablespoons soft light brown sugar


Spread the butter thickly over the bottom and rather more thinly up the sides of a 23cm (9-inch) cake tin. Mix together the brown sugar, lemon zest and cinnamon. Spread two-thirds of this mixture over the