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Pear-Filled Tube Cake

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Makes

16-20 servings

Pear-filled cake is yummy warm or cold, and this is by far the best pear cake I've ever had. If you've never tried one you are in for a treat.&emdash;Barbara Sievert, Yorktown, Virginia

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup diced peeled ripe pear
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons orange juice

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with orange juice.
  3. Pour half of the batter into a greased 10-in. fluted tube pan. Combine the filling ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Top with remaining batter. Smooth top with a spatula.
  4. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
  5. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over cake.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 178 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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