Fresh Ginger and Pear Cake

a Breakfast Cake
A Breakfast Cake
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½ cup Unsalted butter 1 stick, at room temperature
1 cup Granulated sugar
3 Large eggs at room temperature
1 tsp Baking powder
¼ tsp Salt
3 tbsp Fresh ginger grated, about 3-inch piece
¾ tsp Ground cardamom
1 ½ cups All-purpose flour
½ cup Greek yogurt at room temperature
2-3 Pears ripe, sliced
1 tbsp Powdered sugar

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Fresh Ginger and Pear Cake


This buttery Fresh Ginger and Pear Cake is tender and flavorful. It uses a hefty amount of fresh ginger and is laced with a subtle cardamom flavor throughout. Greek yogurt adds richness and plenty of moisture to this warmly spiced breakfast cake. Topped with fresh pear slices, this cake is sure to impress. Serve this homey cake warm or at room temperature with a cup of coffee or tea.

Use a handheld mixer or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment to cream together butter and sugar. Add the eggs, whisking until smooth. Now add the baking powder, grated ginger, ground cardamom, and a pinch of salt. Finally, add the flour and Greek yogurt, and your batter is ready. Transfer the batter to a round baking pan (I used a springform pan) and arrange the pear slices on top. Bake the cake until the pears are golden and tender, and a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly, then dust with powdered sugar and serve.

To make the Fresh Ginger and Pear Cake, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Fresh Ginger and Pear Cake

Steps to make Fresh Ginger and Pear Cake


Heat oven and prepare baking pan

Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Butter an 8-inch round baking pan, and set aside.


Cream together butter and sugar


In a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, cream ½ cup butter and 1 cup granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.


Add eggs


Add 3 large eggs, one at a time, whisking until smooth.


Add baking powder, salt, ginger and cardamom


Add 1 teaspoon baking powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, 3 tablespoons fresh grated ginger, and ¾ teaspoon ground cardamom, and mix briefly to combine.


Add flour and Greek yogurt


Add 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, alternating with ½ cup Greek yogurt, and mix to combine. Give the batter a final stir by hand to make sure everything is evenly combined.


Transfer batter to loaf pan


Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth the top.


Arrange pears on top


Arrange the pear slices in closely fitting concentric circles on top of the cake, pushing them into the batter very slightly.




Bake until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean and the pears are golden and tender, about 40-45 minutes.



Let the cake cool for about 10 minutes in the pan before removing to a wire rack.



Dust the cake with powdered sugar. Serve warm or at room temperature.

This simple yet elegant Fresh Ginger and Pear Cake is pure comfort with a hefty amount of fresh ginger, cardamom flavor, and fresh pear slices on top. So simple, so delicious. Made this recipe? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Delicious cake! My family is excited!

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