Fall has arrived here in Calgary. I pulled out my scarves, my boots and my fall coat which makes me oh so happy. I love walking through the golden leaves and breathing the cool air. I just wish fall lasted longer than a few weeks (around here the snow flies WAY faster than I like).
With the cooler weather and the leaves comes a craving for all things apple, cinnamon, spice…heck anything that tastes warm. Baking apples and cinnamon smells and tastes amazing. This lovely bundt cake brings together these tastes of fall in a moist and delicious cake chock full of apples and pears. It’s not too sweet and would be the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving feast.
Pear Apple Spice Bundt Cake
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour30 minutes
A simple and beautiful cake for tea time.
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
4 large eggs
2 large apples, peeled, cored and chopped to 1/4" pieces
2 large, firm pears, peeled, cored and chopped to 1/4" pieces
powdered sugar for dusting, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour a large bundt pan.
In a medium bowl, mix together flours, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a large glass bowl, mix melted butter (make sure it is coolish), brown sugar and eggs, mixing until smooth.
Mix flour mixture into the butter mixture a bit of a time without overmixing.
Fold in apples and pears. Mixture will be thick.[img src="https://merryabouttown.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Pear-Apple-Spice-Bundt-Cake-Batter-620x348.jpg" alt="" width="620" height="348" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-6329"]
Spoon in to prepared bundt pan and smooth the top.[img src="https://merryabouttown.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Bundt-Cake-Ready-for-the-Oven-620x329.jpg" alt="" width="620" height="329" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-6330"]
Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Cool the cake in the pan for 20 minutes.
Run a knife around the edges of the cake top and turn on to a cake plate.