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Whole Pear and Blackberry Cake

by Finy (follow)
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This unusual combination of tastes is quite a spectacular-looking cake, and the taste is even better!

The pears add such delightful flavour to the cake and blackberries with their crunchiness, making it one of my nicer cakes; and it is indeed healthier, as I used three whole pears in it.

There is little sugar in this recipe and only one egg, but I just HAD to clean out the dish, as I love the raw dough.

Once again, I have used coconut sugar, as it is not refined, but you could substitute ordinary caster sugar.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Makes: 6 - 8 servings

Ingredients
3 small pears
80 g unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla
cup coconut sugar
1 egg
1 cups self raising flour
cup milk
tsp cinnamon
cup (or slightly more) frozen blackberries
Double cream, to serve (optional)

Method

Preheat the oven to 160 fan forced.
Line a loaf pan with baking paper, bringing it up the sides.
Mix the butter, sugar and vanilla with an electric or hand-held electric mixer.
Add the egg, and beat.
Add the flour and cinnamon.
Chop the blackberries while still frozen.



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Add the milk and blackberries and gently stir mixture until just combined.



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Spread half of the batter into your prepared tin.
Peel the pears and cut out the core from the bottom, leaving the stalk at the top - this is not essential, but it makes for a very earthy look.



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Cut any bases so they are all approximately the same height.
Line the pears on top of your batter in the tin, allowing them to touch each other.



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Spread the remaining batter around the pears.



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This will be uneven, but will even itself while cooking

Bake for 45 - 50 minutes.
Remove the cake from the oven. Leave in the tin for five minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool.



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You could dust it with icing sugar, but I did not.
Slice the cake when cool.



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Serve with a dollop (or two, or three) of double cream!



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Categories
#Afternoon tea
#Sweets
#Cake
#Unusual
#Pears
#Blackberries
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