Monday, October 31, 2016

Pear Dulce De Leche Cake

This is a month of five Mondays which means it's a Secret Recipe Club themed month. This month we're cooking and baking fall dishes. I was assigned to Cathleen's blog, A Taste of Madness. Cathleen cooks and bakes in Toronto, and has a ton of great recipes to choose from. I was pleased to find the perfect fall dessert on her blog, and it features something other than apples or pumpkin! Now don't get me wrong, I love apples and pumpkins, but sometimes it's fun to have variety.

This is a lovely spice cake baked over a layer of pears and dulce de leche. The fruit and caramel lend just the right amount of moistness to the cake. Your family and friends will eat it up! (Pictured here with pumpkin ice cream!)

In my post last week, I documented how to make homemade dulce de leche in the Instant Pot. Check it out! If you don't have a pressure cooker, you can make dulce de leche in a crock pot or on the stove - a simple google search will point you in the right direction.

Thanks, Cathleen, for a winning autumn cake!

Pear Dulce de Leche Cake

1-2 medium pears, peeled and thinly sliced
1 cup dulce de leche
1 1/2 cups flour
1 3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 large

Place the sliced pear on the bottom of a greased 9" pie plate or cake pan. Spread the dulce de leche on top pf the pears.

In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and ginger until fully combined.

In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time until fully combined. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients alternately with the milk until just combined.

Spread the batter over the pears, and bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. Serves 8.


  1. Oh yum. I just made a batch of dulce de leche in the crock pot a few weeks ago and somehow it's managed to survive in my fridge that long. I should really make this cake to use it up instead of eating it by the spoonful.

  2. This sounds like a terrific fall dessert! Nice SRC pick!

  3. What a lovely change to have a cake with pear in instead of apples. It sounds lovely and with the dulce de leche too I don't think I'd be able to say no!

  4. Yeah! Even dulce de leche gets good for the fall with pumpkin. :) Looks SO GOOD!! Great SRC pick! Traci,

  5. Perfect fall cake! Great choice for themed reveal.

  6. I'm glad you liked it!! Yours looks so good :)


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