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Pear Cake with Lemon Glaze

Sweet, soft and moist, this Pear Cake with Lemon Glaze is made with fresh pears in a cast iron skillet!

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Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 223 kcal
Author Katerina | Diethood


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


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Butter an 8-inch cast-iron skillet and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine sliced pears and lemon juice; toss together and set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder; set aside.
  5. In your mixer's bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  6. Add eggs and continue to beat until mixed.
  7. Mix in vanilla; beat until thoroughly combined.
  8. Set your mixer on the lowest setting and slowly add in the flour mixture; mix until thoroughly combined.
  9. Add half of the pear slices to the cake batter and fold them in.
  10. Pour batter into prepared skillet.
  11. Using an offset spatula, spread the batter evenly and smooth it out.
  12. Add the rest of the pear slices on top and push them into the batter.
  13. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  14. Let cool.

Prepare the glaze.

  1. 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.
  2. Drizzle the glaze over the cake.
  3. Cut and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Pear Cake with Lemon Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 67mg3%
Potassium 103mg3%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 245IU5%
Vitamin C 3.4mg4%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.