Category : Desserts
Author : Cindy
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Date : 01/09/2009
FRUIT MIXTURE:3 cups diced Asian pears1 cup chopped pecans1 tsp ground cinnamon1/3 cup granulated sugarCAKE:1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour3/4 cup whole wheat flour1 cup brown sugar, packed1/2 cup granulated sugar2 tsp ground cinnamon1/2 tsp ground nutmeg2 tsp baking powder1 tsp salt1/2 tsp baking soda3/4 cup vegetable oil2 tsp vanilla3 large eggs
1. Grease and flour 12-cup Bundt pan or spray generously with Baker''s Joy or other similar baking spray mixture with flour. Heat oven to 325F. 2. Combine diced pears, pecans, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/3 cup granulated sugar; toss. Cover and set aside. 3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, brown sugar, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, salt, and soda; mix to blend thoroughly. With electric mixture on low, stir in oil, vanilla, and eggs until well blended. Stir in the fruit and nut mixture until blended. 4. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 15 minutes. Turn out onto rack to cool completely. Transfer to a serving plate and glaze with a vanilla or caramel glaze or dust with powdered sugar.
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