Friday, 21 September 2012

Sticky Pear Ginger Cake | Thermomix Recipes

This has been one of my family favourite recipes for years, so I adapted it to simplify it for the Thermomix. It tastes amazing warm or at room temperature, and tastes great with a dollop of sour cream or natural yoghurt (made in the Thermomix of course!)


140g golden syrup
100g dark brown sugar
125g butter, diced
250g self raising flour
1 ts bi-carb soda
1 Tb ground ginger
310g milk
1 large egg
2 pears - peeled, cored and diced


Cook butter, golden syrup and sugar on 90c, 5 minutues, speed 2
Add dry ingredients, milk & egg, mix speed 4, for 4-5 seconds (until dry flour is just combined, don't be tempted to over mix as this will keep it light and fluffy)
Add pear pieces, mix reverse speed 2, 3 seconds

Line a square cake tin with baking paper, add mixture and bake 180c for 60 mins or until cooked (test with a wooden skewer, it is ready when it comes out clean)
Cool in tin for 10 minutes, then cool on a wire rack until cold

Always tastes better the next day!!

For a richer flavour, use 70g golden syrup and 70g of treacle.

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  1. Made this today - it is delicious and so light yummy

  2. Hi Nat! I cooked this cake last night and added 1TBSP of cinnamon to the mix, it was a great opportunity to use up some scary pears in the fridge too. Cake turned out delicious- I will definately make it again. Thanks so much! xx kel

  3. This is a Wonderful Moist and Great Tasting Cake thats so easy to make in the THERMOMIX. I have made this often, wonderful with thermomix custard..