Italian Pear Almond Cake

This Italian Pear Almond Cake is not a cake with pears in it, but more pears with some cake in it. It features 3 pears, peeled and halved, nestled in a delicious, lightly sweet and moist almond cake. Perfect for any time of day.

Italian Pear Almond Cake

Ingredients
  • 9 Tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 9 Tbsp white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 7 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3.5 oz ground almonds
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 medium pears ripe, peeled, cored and halved
  • 1.7 oz flaked almonds
  • Icing sugar for garnish

Instructions
  • Pre-heat oven to 375° F.
  • Grease an 8-inch springform pan and line the bottom with a round of parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Prepare pears, by peeling, coring and cutting in half. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer, or in the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and white sugar together until pale and fluffy.