Pear Spice Cake with Praline Topping

Pear Spice Cake with Praline Topping
Makes:
8
Prep Time:
20
minutes
Total Time:
115
minutes
based on
5 reviews
Moist and delicious Pear Spice Cake with Praline Topping is a perfect special occasion cake that will have your guests talking for a long time. Try this for your next party.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups pecan or walnut halves
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, divided
  • 1 box (18.25 oz.) spice cake mix
  • 3/4 cup pear nectar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 ripe pears, peeled, cored and chopped (about 2 cups total)
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 9-inch springform pan.

PLACE nuts on baking sheet. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Set aside.

MELT 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter in microwave-safe mixer bowl. Add cake mix, nectar and eggs. Beat for 2 minutes with electric mixer. Stir in pears. Spoon batter into prepared pan.

BAKE for 55 to 60 minutes or until dark brown and wooden pick inserted in center comes out with crumbs on it. Cool in pan on wire rack for 20 minutes. Run knife around edge of pan to loosen; release side of pan. Place cake on serving platter.

MELT remaining butter in small saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in sugar and cream. Bring to a boil; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes. Stir in nuts. Pour over top of cake. Serve warm or at room temperature.


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    SOOO GOOD

    sherry davis from Lake City, FL

    I made it and my family loves it. Made it and took to church and they loved it. Great cake.

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    Pear Spice Cake with Praline Topping

    Norma Davila from VICTORIA, TX

    This cake is absolutely delicious. Very moist. My family loved it. Used pecans, will make again soon. THANKS

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    Excellent Cake

    Theresa Bailey from CHATTANOOGA, TN

    Great cake. I did not find it difficult to make. Using the spice cake mix cut down on the preparation time. I will bake again & again.

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    Pear Spice Cake with Praline Topping

    dave wilder from boone, NC

    Wow, what a moist and flavorful cake. This ones going to be on our 4th of July table.

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    Felt like a gourmet cook! Excellent!

    Jeri Haley from Tenino, WA

    My husband loves pears and it is very hard to find any kind of recipe which has a pear flavor. This is a wonderful cake, quick and easy and so much fun to make. Excellent taste, moist and makes a beautiful presentation! Will be making this cake many, many times again. A++++ recipe!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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    Pear Spice Cake with Praline Topping

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/4 cups pecan or walnut halves
    • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, divided
    • 1 box (18.25 oz.) spice cake mix
    • 3/4 cup pear nectar
    • 3 large eggs
    • 2 ripe pears, peeled, cored and chopped (about 2 cups total)
    • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup whipping cream

     

    Directions

    PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 9-inch springform pan.

    PLACE nuts on baking sheet. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Set aside.

    MELT 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter in microwave-safe mixer bowl. Add cake mix, nectar and eggs. Beat for 2 minutes with electric mixer. Stir in pears. Spoon batter into prepared pan.

    BAKE for 55 to 60 minutes or until dark brown and wooden pick inserted in center comes out with crumbs on it. Cool in pan on wire rack for 20 minutes. Run knife around edge of pan to loosen; release side of pan. Place cake on serving platter.

    MELT remaining butter in small saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in sugar and cream. Bring to a boil; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes. Stir in nuts. Pour over top of cake. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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