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Caramelized Pear Cake

Caramelized Pear Cake

recipe c/o Doris Goldgewicht


6 tbsps Butter

1 tsps Fresh Ginger, grated

1 tsps Ground Cinnamon

2 tbsps Lemon Juice

1 14 cups Brown Sugar

10 medium Candy Pears, washed and cut in half with seeds removed


Other ingredients

For the cake batter: 

2 cups all-purpose flour

Pinch salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

4 eggs, separated

1 cup granulated sugar, divided

1 stick (½ cup) butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla

½ cup orange juice


Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

Prepare the pears: In a 25 cm x 10 cm pan, combine the melted butter, ginger, cinnamon, lemon juice, and brown sugar. Add the pears and gently stir to coat. Arrange in a single layer in the bottom of the pan.

Cover the pan, transfer to the oven, and bake for about 3 minutes. Set aside.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder.

In a large bowl, beat the egg whites with 2 tablespoons of the sugar.

In a separate large bowl, cream the butter with the remaining sugar until it turns a lighter color. Thoroughly beat in the egg yolks one by one, then the vanilla.

Mixing constantly, alternate adding the flour mixture and orange juice to the pan until just combined. Gently beat in the egg whites until combined.

Pour the cake batter over the pears in the pan. Transfer to the oven and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Serve.

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Caramelized Pear Cake

Chef Doris Goldgewicht is streaming live from Costa Rica with a can’t-miss Caramelized Pear Cake. Join her on December 3 at 5 p.m. ET to make it in time for dessert! 

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