Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Pear, cardamom & sultana cake

I personally love pears, especially in cake, they go all soft and oh so yummy. :) So this recipe really caught my attention and I thought I would give it a go to see how it turns out...so here it is! :)

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: approx 1 + 1/4 hours

What you will need

125g unsalted butter, at room temperature
125g light brown sugar
2 eggs
250g self raising flour
1 tsp ground cardamom
4 tbsp milk
500g pears, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
125g sultanas
1 tbsp honey

Directions to make

1) Beat the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl, until it turns pale and creamy. 

2) Gradually beat in the eggs, little at a time, until well incorporated.

3) Sift the flour and add the ground cardamom together, then fold into the mixture, alongside the milk

4) Keep on the side around a third of the pear slices, and roughly chop the rest. Fold the chopped pears with the sultanas into the mixture. Spoon the mixture into a greased 1kg loaf tin, with the base and two long sides also lined with oiled greaseproof paper. Spread the surface level

5) Arrange the reserved pear slices along the centre of the cake, pressing them in gently. Bake in a hot oven, at 160 degrees Celsius (gas mark 3) for 1 + 1/4 hours to 1 + 1/2 hours, or until the skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean

6) Remove the cake from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes. Then loosen the edges and transfer to a wire rack, peel off the lining paper and leave to cool completely

7) Drizzle the surface with the honey and enjoy :)

Had to take this quick shot whilst guests were eating the cake lol

This is definately worth a try, I was worried the cardamom taste would be too strong, but it was just right. Enjoy :)


  1. where is ze bicture?My eye eat before ba6ni :)

  2. oooo I sboke too soon, mashAllah looks delicioussss

    1. The pictures have been updated :) Thank you!

  3. Just made this and it is delicious. Try it warm with rum & raising ice cream too. Lovely and moist with lots of fruit and surprisingly light.

    1. Thank you so much for ur feedback! Glad u enjoyed it :))