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Walnut Pear Sour Cream Cake

Makes: 12 servings
Prep 30 mins Cool 1 hr 10 mins Bake 350°F 55 mins to 1 hr
Walnut Pear Sour Cream Cake
Ingredients
  • 1  cup  broken walnuts
  • 1/3  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/4  cup  butter
  • 1/3  cup  all-purpose flour
  • 2  medium pears, peeled, cored, and sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 2  teaspoons  lemon juice
  • 1 3/4  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 3/4  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  cup  butter, softened
  • 1  cup  granulated sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 2  eggs
  • 1 8  ounce carton  dairy sour cream
  • 1/2  cup  broken walnuts (optional)
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch springform pan or 9x9x2-inch baking pan. Combine the 1 cup nuts, brown sugar, and cinnamon. For topping, cut the 1/4 cup butter into 1/3 cup flour to make coarse crumbs. Stir in 3/4 cup of the nut mixture. Set nut mixture and topping aside.

2. Toss pears with lemon juice; set aside. In a medium bowl combine the 1-3/4 cups flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; set aside. In a large bowl beat 1/2 cup butter with electric mixer 30 seconds. Beat in granulated sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add flour mixture and sour cream alternately to batter. Beat on low speed after each addition until combined.

3. Spread two-thirds batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with reserved nut mixture. Layer pears over top. Gently spread remaining batter over pears. Sprinkle with reserved topping. Bake 10 minutes. For a chunky top, sprinkle with 1/2 cup more nuts. Bake 45 to 50 minutes more or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a rack 10 minutes. Remove side of springform pan, if using. Cool at least 1 hour. Serve warm with whipped cream, if desired. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Walnut Pear Sour Cream Cake)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 396,
  • Fat, total (g) 23,
  • chol. (mg) 75,
  • sat. fat (g) 10,
  • carb. (g) 45,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 5,
  • sodium (mg) 260,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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