Judy is this not your recipe? For some reason, I don't have your name on it but it seems to be in my head. Just made it for a second time this month.

Marg CDN

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I've been making it for centuries now, with pecans, with rum, (unlike your recipe) and my poker group has now latched on to it.

Pear & Pecan Cake

2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
2 Teaspoons Freshly Grated Nutmeg
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar -- firmly packed
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil, I often use hazelnut oil
3 Eggs
1/4 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Water (sub dark rum)
2 Teaspoon Vanilla
5 Bartlett Pears, Ripe, Firm, Unpeeled -- cored & 1/2" cubed, or more depending on size
1/2 Cup Toasted Pecans- --chopped

Preheat oven to 350°F .

Butter and flour 9x13-inch baking pan. Sift first 5 ingredients into medium bowl. Using electric mixer beat brown sugar, oil, eggs, sugar, water and vanilla in large bowl until very smooth. Blend in dry ingredients.

Stir in pears and nuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake until top is brown and toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Cool completely.

I bake it in a bundt pan for 57 minutes, much better.

I keep it wrapped tightly in the frig for 1 or 2 weeks minimum before eating (sometimes I can’t wait).

It freezes very well, cut into thirds or so.


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I posted the recipe ages ago, but it's not mine, per se. It came from Bon Appetit a long time ago.
The recipe is called "Lake Country Pear Cake".