Today we made Pear Lemon Cake!
1/2C butter, 1/2C sugar, 1 1/2 C flour, 2t baking powder, 2 large slightly underripe pears, peeled and chopped into 1/2 to 1/4″ pieces, 3 eggs, 3T brown sugar, 2T lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350F. Cream butter with sugar.
Beat in eggs.
In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Make a well in the dry. In a separate bowl, mix pears, lemon juice and brown sugar.
Stir wet into dry until just blended.
Spread half the batter evenly into a greased 9″ round cake pan.
Spread pears on top.
Spread on remaining batter. Swirl until all pears are coated.
Bake 45-50 minutes or until lightly browned and cake comes away from sides of pan.
If desired, glaze when cake is cool, with 2 to 2 1/2C powdered sugar sifted, and 3T orange juice blended until barely pourable.