i should be mopping the floor: Holiday Honey and Pear Cake

Monday, December 8, 2014

Holiday Honey and Pear Cake

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This Holiday Honey and Pear Cake is perfect for a seasonal dessert table...
or just munching on for breakfast!

Holiday Honey and Pear Cake | A deliciously moist and tasty cake for breakfast or celebrations!
For as long as I can remember, my mom has made a couple of apple and honey cakes around the holidays. She never makes them for anything specific, just to have on hand for snacking or giving to neighbors or friends who may stop by. I've been playing around with her recipe and decided to try it with pears. I played with the spices, too, and thought Cardamom would be a really nice addition. Plus, I think Cardamom seems a bit holiday-ish {is it just me?}. I also used the most luscious and yummy honey in this cake. It's from Don Victor and it contains the actual honeycomb in the jar {my kids loved that!}. See the recipe below.

Holiday Honey and Pear Cake | A deliciously moist and tasty cake for breakfast or celebrations!
I loved that pretty honey comb so much that I cut it into pieces and served it as a garnish with the cake. I just think it's so fun to look at...all drippy and sweet with all that honey oozing out!

Holiday Honey and Pear Cake | A deliciously moist and tasty cake for breakfast or celebrations!
The Don Victor Honey is really quite special...glad I bought more than one jar!


Holiday Honey and Pear Cake | A deliciously moist and tasty cake for breakfast or celebrations!
It's actually kept in the Hispanic foods aisle in Walmart.
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Holiday Honey and Pear Cake | A deliciously moist and tasty cake for breakfast or celebrations!
The honey was easy to work with and went into the cake so well...it tasted so delicious!

Holiday Honey and Pear Cake


Ingredients:

Cake:
  • 3 cups Anjou Pears, chopped {no need to peel}
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground Cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup Don Victor Honey
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
Glaze:
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Don Victor Honey
  • 1-3 tablespoons milk or cream {depending on how thick you'd like your glaze}
Directions:
Combine chopped pears, pecans, vanilla, and spices in a bowl. In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Cream together sugar, honey, oil, and eggs in a large bowl. Add the dry ingredients to this, a little at a time. Mix just until incorporated. Fold in pear mixture until incorporated.
Spray a bundt pan with nonstick spray {I use the kind for baking}. Pour batter into pan {it is a thicker batter...you may have to use a spoon or rubber spatula}. 
Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for one hour and 20 minutes {you may want to start checking it for doneness around one hour}. Cool in pan and then invert onto cake plate.
Prepare glaze by whisking together powdered sugar and honey. Add your milk or cream a little at a time until you achieve your desired consistency.
Spoon glaze over cake and serve. It's yummy for both dessert or a lovely Christmas brunch! 



Holiday Honey and Pear Cake | A deliciously moist and tasty cake for breakfast or celebrations!
I was also excited to get some happy mail with these delicious whipped honeys, also from Don Victor. They're so luscious and spreadable. I think my fave is the caramel, but they were all quite delicious and decadent. I'm having a luncheon at my house on Friday and will be serving these alongside some butter cookies. My youngest already enjoyed the caramel flavored one on his morning toast...he loved it!


Holiday Honey and Pear Cake | A deliciously moist and tasty cake for breakfast or celebrations!
Are you a cake for breakfast kind of person? This would be totally over-the top, but how tasty would it be to drizzle some of that whipped honey on a piece of this as well? I know we're talking drizzle on drizzle here, but hey, it's the holidays, right?! 


Holiday Honey and Pear Cake | A deliciously moist and tasty cake for breakfast or celebrations!
Are you a honey cake fan? 
This is a great one to add to your repertoire...perfect for the holiday season.

For more honey-licious inspiration,
be sure to check out the Don Victor Facebook page here.






32 comments:

  1. Sounds like something i would enjoy! Thanks for the recipe share.

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    1. You're very welcome! Thank you bunches for stopping by!

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  2. That looks amazing! Now I just have to make it gluten and dairy free and we'll have a hit!

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    1. Thank you Erin! I'm sure a gluten/dairy free option will be just as tasty!

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  3. I adore using honey when baking. This cake looks awesome and I bet the pear makes it both tasty and moist.

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    1. It is very moist and delicious! I hope you enjoy the recipe, Laura! Thank you for stopping by!

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  4. That looks so good! Honey and pear in cake seem like a great combination.

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    1. It is delish, Heather! Thank you bunches for stopping by!

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  5. Wow, that looks amazing!! I am going to have to try that!

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    1. Thank you, Cindy! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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  6. That looks so good! I love sweetening with honey.

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    1. I do too, Michelle! It seems to make everything taste fresher! Thank you for stopping by!

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  7. This looks amazingly yummy! I need to make this ASAP.

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  8. Yum! This sounds absolutely incredible!

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    1. Thank you! It really is a tasty cake! Perfect with tea or coffee!

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  9. Wow! That looks and sounds delicious!!

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  10. Goodness, goodness, goodness, does that ever look good! I love that you added pears to it!

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    1. Thank you, Liz! The pears give it that little something it needs to taste just right! Nice and moist!

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  11. This looks and sounds so delicious. Anything with honey and pears is a yes from me!

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    1. Thank you, Mistee! I agree~honey and pears usually mean "winner" lol!

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  12. You have me over here with my mouth watering. That cake looks so amazing and I am photography person so you photo skills also have me smiling from ear to ear. I love beautiful pictures and of course beautiful pictures of food.

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    1. Thank you so much, Danielle! You truly flatter me with your sweet words!

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  13. Oh my that looks beyond delish and perfect to take to a holiday soiree!

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    1. Thank you bunches! It is a perfect party cake!

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    1. Agreed! ;) Thank you bunches for stopping by, Patranila!

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  15. Beautiful cake and use of the honeycomb, thanks for participating in this shop! #client

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  16. Does this cake bake at 350? Like most cakes.

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  17. Yes, Chelle! Bake at 350 for one hour and 20 minutes!

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