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Apple Pear Cake

When my sister Catherine made her apple cake for me, I knew I needed the recipe. When I made it, I added some pears from the trees on our acreage. The resulting apple pear cake is so moist and tastes so good. Now every time I make it, people want my recipe. —Mary Ann Lees, Centreville, Alabama
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
  • Makes
    15 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded peeled tart apples
  • 2 cups shredded peeled pears
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups canola oil
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients. Combine dry ingredients; stir into the fruit mixture.
  • Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For frosting, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and butter until smooth. Beat in the milk and vanilla; frost cake. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 613 calories, 30g fat (6g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 306mg sodium, 84g carbohydrate (60g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.
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