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Country Pear-Pecan Snack Cake

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Country Pear-Pecan Snack Cake
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 9
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This nutty, streusel-topped cake is packed with the sweetness of pears and a hint of ginger.

Ingredients

Streusel

1/3
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/3
cup chopped pecans
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons butter, melted

Cake

1 3/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon salt
2/3
cup vegetable oil
1/3
cup buttermilk
2
eggs
1 1/2
cups diced peeled pears (about 2 medium)

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom of 8- or 9-inch square pan with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix all streusel ingredients; set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix 1 3/4 cups flour, granulated sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, baking soda, ginger and salt with spoon. Add oil, buttermilk and eggs; mix with spoon until blended. Stir in pears. Spread batter in pan; sprinkle with streusel.
  • 3 Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until deep golden brown and set on top. Cool 15 minutes. Serve warm or cool.
Tips  

Use any firm, ripe pear. Bartlett, Bosc or Anjou all work well.

A dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of coffee ice cream is a delicious accompaniment to this cake.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
(
Calories from Fat
210
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
35%
(
Saturated Fat
5g
24%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
50mg
16%
Sodium
320mg
13%
Potassium
150mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
56g
19%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
,
Sugars
31g
)
Protein
5g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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