Crackly Almond Pear Cake

  • Author: Chin Deep


There are not enough pear desserts.  This recipe was easy and delish!!  Enjoy!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • ¾ cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. pure almond oil extract
  • 2 cups pears (peeled, cored and cut into ½-inch chunks)
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar


  1. Butter a 9-inch springform pan. Blend 2 cups flour, 1 and ½ cups brown sugar, butter and salt until crumbly. Press one cup of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared springform pan so it goes up the sides ½ inch.
  2. Mix eggs, milk, 2 Tbsp. flour, orange zest, baking powder and almond extract. Stir remaining crumb mixture into milk mixture until just combined. Fold in pears. Pour into pan.
  3. Beat egg white with a mixer until foamy. Add the 2 Tbsp. sugar. Beat until soft peaks form. Spread over cake batter.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for about one hour, or until a toothpick or wooden skewer comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake. Cool for 30 minutes on a wire rack. Remove sides of pan. Finish cooling. Remove cake to a cake plate with a cover.
  5. Enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 12

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