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Pear Cake with Lemon Glaze

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WW Freestyle: 9
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Sweet, soft and moist, this Pear Cake with Lemon Glaze is made with fresh pears in a cast iron skillet!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 223
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


  • 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.
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.
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