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Apple Pear Cake

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Bartlett pears
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 Macintosh Apple
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder
  • cup orange juice

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F. Grease tube pan.
  • In a large bowl, beat well the oil sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  • Stir in the flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Add orange juice.
  • Peel and slice the fruit and mix with 5 tablespoons of sugar and cinnamon.
  • Make layers of batter and fruit.
  • Bake 1½ hours.
  • Let cool in pan before inverting.

Notes

Geoff's Tip- if you prepare the fruit before the batter, the fruit mix becomes too liquidy and causes the cake to stick to the pan. While this cake always tastes good, I have had some problems with it sticking, so choose your pan carefully, butter it well and remove the cake carefully.