Pears and cinnamon are a natural combination. Pear Cake with Cinnamon Buttercream is even better.
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This is an old-fashioned cake recipe. I started with a recipe for Fruit Cocktail Cake that my mom had. It’s a simple, from-scratch cake that uses basic, pantry ingredients. The original recipe includes a nut topping, but I really wanted cinnamon buttercream frosting to top this pear cake.
I used Libby’s® Pear Halves for this cake. Canned pears work really well here. They’re always perfectly ripe and sweet. And because they’re packed in juice there’s no added sugar sneaking in.
Speaking of sugar, I cut the amount of sugar in the original recipe by half. It’s still plenty sweet.
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