Delicious Pear Preserves Cake Recipe

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Delicious Pear Preserves Cake Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on October 24, 2023

Indulge in the sweet flavors of pears with this delightful Pear Preserves Cake. Made with homemade pear preserves, this moist and tender cake is bursting with fruity goodness. The combination of warm spices and the natural sweetness of pears creates an irresistible treat. Perfect for special occasions or a simple afternoon tea, this recipe is sure to please everyone. With just a few simple steps, you can enjoy a homemade cake that tastes like it came from a fancy bakery.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup pear preserves
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in three parts, alternating with the buttermilk. Begin and end with the flour mixture. Mix until just combined.
  5. Fold in the pear preserves and chopped walnuts, if desired.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and spread evenly.
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Once cool, you can optionally dust the cake with powdered sugar or frost it with a cream cheese frosting.
  10. Slice and serve. Enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Pear preserves can be made with fresh pears that are cooked down with sugar and lemon juice.
  • Pears are a great source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, and potassium.
  • This cake can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • The addition of walnuts adds a nice crunch and nutty flavor to the cake.