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.
Whisk the oil, sugars, maple syrup, sour cream, eggs, vanilla and maple extracts together until smooth and well combined.
Stir in the dry ingredients into the wet until just combined. Fold in the shredded pears. Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan.
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.
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.
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.
Using an offset spatula or frosting knife to spread on top of completely cooled maple pear cake. Top with drizzle of maple syrup.
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