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The Farmwife Diaries
Finnriver Pear Cake
Mix:2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp soda
dash of salt
1 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp each of cinnamon and nutmeg
Add to dry mixture:2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup canola oil
2 eggs, beaten
4 cups diced or grated pears
Add: 1 cup floured nuts (optional)
Cook in 9 X 14 in. pan at 350 for 45 min. (or two smaller pans for 30-35 min.)
Test the center of the cake for doneness as juiciness of pears varies.
Top with dollop of whipped cream:1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 Tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp Finn River pear wine with apple brandy
Whip cream just until it holds soft peaks.
Garnish with a dash of freshly ground nutmeg