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Pear Olive Oil Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling


12 servings

This flavorful cake is a lovely, understated way to finish your grand meal. It doesn't take a lot of time to prepare, which is a bonus during the holidays. —Andrea Potischman, Menlo Park, California
Pear Olive Oil Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 1-1/4 cups plus 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Dash salt
  • 3 medium red pears, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Sweetened whipped cream, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Grease a 10-in. springform pan. Place pan on a baking sheet. In a large bowl, beat 1-1/4 cups brown sugar, oil, eggs, milk and vanilla until well blended. In another bowl, whisk flours, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into sugar mixture.
  2. Transfer to prepared pan. Arrange pears over top; sprinkle with remaining 2 teaspoons brown sugar and cinnamon. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 55-60 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. If desired, serve with whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 294 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 121mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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