Autumn is a wonderful season to indulge in rich fruity cakes. Fruits of the season like apples or pears make for wonderful sweet treats that everyone will appreciate.
We’ve made this extraordinary, utterly delicious pear cake with esti extra virgin olive oil and believe us, it’s one of the best cakes you are going to make this fall!
Pear cake with Greek yoghurt and olive oil
180 gr flour (half all purpose- half whole wheat)
2 large eggs
120 ml esti extra virgin olive oil
200 gr Greek yoghurt
120 ml honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
Pinch of salt
2 pears cored, peeled and cut into thin slices
Preheat the oven to 180 ° C
Grease with some olive oil and flour a round 20cm cake pan.
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon
In another bowl, whisk the oil with the honey until well mixed. Add the eggs one by one and continue whisking. Add yoghurt and vanilla and whisk until all ingredients are just combined.
Add the flour mixture to the liquid mixture and mix until just combined.
Pour the batter into the cake pan, arrange the pear slices on top and bake for 40-45 minutes, until it gets golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.
Leave to cool for 15 minutes before taking it out of the pan.