Laurence’s pear cake

Le gâteau aux poires de Laurence

Preparation info
  • Serves:


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 25

Appears in
New Bistro

By Fran Warde

Published 2009

  • About

This is a family recipe from Laurence’s mother. It’s for a celebratory cake that was baked when she was a young girl for many birthdays. Now it is very popular with famished skiers!


  • 375 g (13 oz) self-raising flour
  • 200 g (7


Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Butter the inside of a 23cm (9-inch) non-stick springform cake tin.

Place the flour, sugar, milk, butter, eggs, baking powder, vanilla extract and liqueur in a bowl and mix quickly together until smooth. Transfer the mixture to the buttere