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Pear Cake with Lemon Glaze

Katerina | Diethood
Sweet, soft and moist, this Pear Cake with Lemon Glaze is made with fresh pears in a cast iron skillet!
Servings : 8
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


For the Cake
  • 2 pears , sliced, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons butter , plus more to butter the skillet
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For the Glaze
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Butter an 8-inch cast-iron skillet and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine sliced pears and lemon juice; toss together and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder; set aside.
  • In your mixer's bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs and continue to beat until mixed.
  • Mix in vanilla; beat until thoroughly combined.
  • Set your mixer on the lowest setting and slowly add in the flour mixture; mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Add half of the pear slices to the cake batter and fold them in.
  • Pour batter into prepared skillet.
  • Using an offset spatula, spread the batter evenly and smooth it out.
  • Add the rest of the pear slices on top and push them into the batter.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Let cool.
Prepare the glaze.
  • Combine milk, lemon juice and powdered sugar in a small saucepan and cook over medium-heat, stirring constantly just until combined and no lumps appear.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the cake.
  • Cut and serve.


Calories: 223 kcal | Carbohydrates: 38 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Cholesterol: 56 mg | Sodium: 67 mg | Potassium: 103 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 27 g | Vitamin A: 245 IU | Vitamin C: 3.4 mg | Calcium: 26 mg | Iron: 0.8 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake with lemon glaze, easy pear dessert, easy pear recipe, homemade cake recipe, lemon cake glaze, lemon glaze for cake, pear cake recipe, skillet cake