Spiced Pear Cake

This  maple pear cake is made from a lightly spiced cake filled with fresh shredded pears. Enjoy alone or topped with a decadent maple buttercream and maple drizzle.

Line 9x9 cake pan. Whisk the flours, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda and baking powder together until well combined. 

Step 1:  

Whisk the oil, sugars, maple syrup, sour cream, eggs, vanilla and maple extracts together until smooth and well combined.

Step 2:  

Stir in the dry ingredients into the wet until just combined. Fold in the shredded pears. Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan.

Step 3:  

Bake in a 350 F (177C) oven on the lower third rack for 30-40 minutes. The cake is done when the edges start to slightly pull away from the edges of the pan, the cake is golden across the top.

Step 4:  

Cool the cake in the cake pan placed on top of a cooling rack for 20 minutes. Gently remove the cake from the pan and cool to room temperature before topping with maple frosting. 

Step 5:  

Cream together the softened butter, room temperature sour cream, maple syrup and salt until creamy and well combined, about 3-4 minutes. Beat in sifted powdered sugar.

Step 6:  

Using an offset spatula or frosting knife to spread on top of completely cooled maple pear cake. Top with drizzle of maple syrup.

Step 7:  

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