Pear & Ginger Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes one 25 cm tube or Bundt cake, about


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bake!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2010

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Use firm-ripe Williams pears for this cake. When you press the blossom end of the pear with your thumb, it should yield to gentle pressure. Softer pears will immediately turn to a watery purée if you try to grate them. This cake, and the apple variation that follows it, utilise the grated fruit as a means of retaining moisture in the baked cake. While each contributes a dimension of flavour to the cake, it’s one that successfully blends with the seasonings to create a moist harmonious finis