Pear Cake with Ginger Hazelnut Streusel

I love Bountiful Baskets, but sometimes, there is just too much of a good thing.   I like to eat a fresh pear every now and then.  But 8?  Really?

These babies were RIPE and ready to go.  I put 5 of them in some Fruit Smoothie Pops, but what to do with the other three?

There are some classic combinations that are just too good to mess with: apples and cinnamon, oats and honey, pears and ginger…. PEARS AND GINGER!  OATS AND HONEY!  Everything all rolled into one!  Well, except the apples.  We can eat those tomorrow.

I hope you enjoy this scrumptious cake.  I like to drizzle mine with a touch of honey and serve with some cool vanilla ice cream.  This treat is not only wonderful now, but also in the fall.

Pear Cake with

Ginger Hazelnut Streusel

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  • 2/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 2 Tbsp crystallized ginger
  • 3 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 oz. honey flavored greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups chopped pears, ripe but still firm (peeling optional)
  • honey (for drizzling)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Spray a 9×13-inch pan with baking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, mix 2/3 cup oats, brown sugar, hazelnuts, ginger and 3 Tbsp canola oil.  The mixture should appear crumbly.  Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat sugar, yogurt, 2/3 cup canola oil, vanilla and eggs with an electric mixer on low speed until well blended.  Add all remaining ingredients except honey and pears; beat on low speed about 1 minute or until well blended.  Stir in pears.  Spread batter in the prepared pan.  Sprinkle the top evenly with the streusel topping.
  4. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Let cool about 20 minutes.
  5. Slice and drizzle with honey just before serving.

Makes about 20 servings.


2 responses to “Pear Cake with Ginger Hazelnut Streusel

  1. Shiloh Barkley

    Made this today! Can’t wait to taste it!!

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