Pear Sauce Spice Cake + Homemade Pear Sauce
Randle is a food writer, photographer, restaurant owner, dog lover and general basket case in Central Texas. Check out her food and recipes at CrandleCakes.com and follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.
It’s that time of year when people start talking about the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. I kinda think that pumpkin smells like vomit (ask my mom how squeamish I got during pumpkin carving as a kid), which is a little funny, since my birthday is on Halloween. When I was born, my mom kept saying, “It’s a ghoul!” You’d think I would be Top Pumpkin Advocate.
I’ve got punkins on the books--I’m determined to start liking them more. The Roomz’s pumpkin cookies first got me interested, but Roomz II has put in a request or two as well (cough, that’s not how this blog works...jkjk).
For now, though? Fall flavors that I’m on board with: pear, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove…also known as, THINGS I CAN PAIR WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING @_@.
It’s not really fall at all in Texas, but I saw that one of my friends in Providence used the car heater today, so it’s cooling down somewhere. Autumn or not, our pears decided to ripen right on cue, and now I’m knee deep in these babies. Since we and our friends can’t possibly consume this tree of pears before they turn into brown blobs, I’ve employed several resources (my cleverness, this appliance that made our wedding registry worth the consumerism of it all, etc.) to make raw pear juice, pear sauce, pear cake, pear pie...who knows what’s next.
This cake is the kind of thing you devour by accident before you know what’s happening. I used an old go-to applesauce spice cake recipe found on Gourmet.com, Smitten Kitchen, and last year on Crandlecakes. Swapping in pear sauce was a genius move, if I do say so myself, since I think the pears pair well (ha) with a heavier dose of spices like ginger and cloves. PLUS, I had a withering peach, which I puréed into the gloopiest yet most deliciously tart cream cheese icing.
Keep reading for the recipe on Crandlecakes.com....
Randle is a food writer, photographer, restaurant owner, dog lover and general basket case in Central Texas. Check out her food and recipes at CrandleCakes.com and follow her on follow Crandlecakes on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.