Chunky pear cake

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup dark brown sugar
1½ cup salad oil
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1½ teaspoon cinnamon
⅓ cup butter
3 ounces cream cheese
½ teaspoon ginger
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
4 eaches eggs
2 pounds pears
1½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2½ cup powdered sugar



In a large bowl, blend together sugar, oil, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt and flour. Beat at medium speed for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Core pears, and cut them into half-inch chunks. Stir pear chunks into batter. Pour batter into unoiled 9 x 13-inch glass pan. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until done. Cool before frosting.

For frosting, beat together butter, cream cheese and vanilla until smooth. Beat in powdered sugar. Frost the cooled pear cake, and serve when ready. Serves 8

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