Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Old Fashioned Pear Cake

1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup pecans, finely chopped
2 cups pears, (recommend canned in heavy syrup, approx 1 ½ cans) chopped and drained (reserve juice)
1 teaspoon salt
3 eggs

Preheat oven to 325

In a large mixing bowl, combine oil, sugar, and eggs. Beat until creamy.
In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda.
Stir dry ingredients into creamed mixture until smooth.
Add vanilla. Fold in pears and pecans.
Pour mixture into a well-greased bundt or tube pan.
Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean.

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