Pear, Vanilla, and Ginger Cake

Le ricette di Micol
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Pear, Vanilla, and Ginger Cake

Le ricette di Micol
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Description

Autumn is upon us and that means cooler weather, crisper evenings, and changing leaves. Embrace the new colors and tastes of this season with this recipe for Pear, Vanilla, and Ginger Cake. Moist and airy, each bite of this Pear, Vanilla, and Ginger Cake carries a rich vanilla flavor that is complemented by the light spice lended by the addition of ginger. Poached in a marsala wine mixture, the pears are sweet and the entire cake carries their light fruity flavor.

Ingredients

8 pears (small)
water (1 lt.)
375 grams sugar
5 ounces marsala wine
180 grams butter (at room temperature)
190 grams granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 vanilla beans (or 2 tsp. vanilla extract)
190 grams flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
40 milliliters milk (or soy milk)
1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

Directions

1To prepare the pears, place the water, the sugar, and the Marsala wine in a large saucepan, bring the mixture to a boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
2Cut off the bottom of each pear so that it can stand on its own and eliminate the seeds.
3Place the pears in the saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil.
4Reduce the heat to medium, stirring occasionally, until the pears are done, approximately 10 minutes.
5Remove the pears from the saucepan and place them on a plate.
6To prepare the batter, preheat the oven to 165C.
7Use a mixer to beat the butter with the sugar for approximately 5 minutes.
8Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
9Add the seeds from the vanilla bean and the ground ginger.
10Sift the flour with the baking powder and add it to the batter.
11Add the milk, mixing for a few more minutes.
12Butter and flour an 18 centimeter cake pan, or line it with wax paper and pour the batter inside.
13Add the pears to the cake pan by inserting them carefully into the batter, all the way to the bottom.
14Bake for approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
15Remove the cake from the oven, let it cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.
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NutritionView more

1340Calories
Sodium19%DV460mg
Fat63%DV41g
Protein22%DV11g
Carbs78%DV233g
Fiber48%DV12g

PER SERVING *

Calories1340Calories from Fat370
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat41g63%
Saturated Fat24g120%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol255mg85%
Sodium460mg19%
Potassium610mg17%
Protein11g22%
Calories from Fat370
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate233g78%
Dietary Fiber12g48%
Sugars178g356%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.