Pear and ginger cake

11:30 am on 18 April 2016


• 200g butter

• 100g caster sugar

• 100g soft brown sugar

• 2 large eggs, beaten

• 1 tsp vanilla extract

• 200g self-raising flour

• 1 tsp baking powder

• 2 tsp of ground ginger

• 2 comice pears, peeled, cored and roughly chopped


Heat oven to 160C/140C fan. Line a loaf tin with baking paper.

Beat the butter and sugars together until pale, then gradually stir in the eggs and vanilla. Fold the flour, baking powder, ginger and a pinch of salt into the mix, then stir in the pears. Turn the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for 1 hr 10 mins or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean

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