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Spiced Pear Cake

Although Becky Vaughn Coleman of Desert Hot Springs, California took a shortcut by using a convenient mix, she didn't shortchange cake lovers with the results!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
  • Makes
    14 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) pear halves in juice
  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar


  • Coat a 10-in. fluted tube pan with cooking spray and dust with flour; set aside. Drain pears, reserving juice. Chop pears; place in a large bowl. Add reserved pear juice. Add the next seven ingredients. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on high for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

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