Pears and cinnamon are a natural combination. Pear Cake with Cinnamon Buttercream is even better.
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.
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.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Because all the ingredients are simple, pantry items, this cake is very cost effective to make. The total cost of the ingredients should be under $3. The recipe makes a 9×13 cake, which is 16-20 servings. That means the per serving cost is under $0.20 and probably closer to $0.15/serving. We can afford to make this one!
I used canned pears, but I did cut them into bite-sized pieces before adding them to the batter. The pear juice from the can also gets added to the batter.
The Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting ingredients are just as simple as the cake ingredients. You probably have all of these things in your pantry now.
Pear Cake with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 15 oz. can of pear halves
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 4 Tbs. butter softened
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1-2 Tbs. milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease 9x13 baking pan.
- Cut pears into bite-sized pieces, reserving the juice.
- In a large bowl, stir eggs and sugar together.
- Add pears and juice, stirring to combine.
- Stir in flour, salt and baking soda.
- Pour into greased pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 23-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Cool before frosting.
- Place butter in mixing bowl.
- Sift together powdered sugar and cinnamon.
- Add to mixing bowl and beat with vanilla.
- Add milk a tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
- Spread on cooled cake.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Libby’s®. I have been compensated for my time, however all opinions are my own.