Pear Coffee Cake







I have made my great grandmothers coffee cake so many times, and love it!  We had so many pears, and thought pears would be a perfect addition to the cake.  So, I found the recipe, and cut up some pears.  For some reason, I found myself straying from the recipe!  Have you ever thought you were following one, only to look down and see that you forgot several steps? That is what happened to me.  Instead of separating the eggs, I plopped the eggs right in.  I also accidentally added a tablespoon of baking powder to the doubled recipe, instead of two teaspoons.  When I realized this, it was a little too late, and I thought, Oh well, let’s see what happens!  Well, the result was delicious!  The baking powder actually caused the cake to bake up and around the pears, burying them in the middle of the cake, which ended up being spectacular!  I love pleasant surprises like these!

Here s the recipe with the mistakes, not doubled.  I hope you try it!

Pear Coffee Cake

3/4 cup flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/2tablespoon baking powder

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup butter

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup milk

3 sliced pears

Sift dry ingredients together, set aside.  Cream sugar and butter and add the egg.  Alternately add the egg mixture and milk to dry ingredients.  Place in baking dish.  Add sliced pears to the top.  Pour over the top of cake 1/2 stick of melted butter and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar mixture over the top.  Bake up at 350 for 25 minutes.

Eat and enjoy!