Monday, December 21, 2009

Cranberry Pear Cake

This picture doesn't have the sauce on it yet. And I used the same recipe but filled three 8x8 disposable pans instead of one 9x13.
Cranberry Pear Cake
2 c flour
2 c sugar
2 eggs
2 t baking soda
1 large can pears, with juice, mashed
1 bag cranberries

Combine all ingredients. I like to add everything except the cranberries and then use my hand mixer, which effectively mashes the pears, then stir in the cranberries with a wooden spoon. Pour the batter into a greased 9x13. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. (My mom swears hers bakes in 40 minutes, but mine always takes infinitely longer.) Do a toothpick test to be certain it is done.


Sauce:
3/4 c cream
1 c sugar
3/4 c butter
1 t pure vanilla extract
Combine in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
Drizzle (liberally) over individual pieces of cake and top with a hefty dollop of freshly-whipped cream.

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