Buttery Almond pear cake 

We had a friend over for tea and cake – I wanted something light, fluffy and buttery. I love chocolate but sometimes it’s a bit too “much” and not what you want with tea – I mean I could be persuaded obvs!!

This is a German inspired cake – my mum, whom is German frequently makes butterkuchen – a yeasty cake with loads of butter, sugar and almonds on top.

This cake is defo one of our family favourites and suspect it may mature and taste even better the next day. However, we never have any left over so I can’t vouch for that!! 

225g Caster Sugar

2 Eggs

185g All plain Flour

1 and 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder

115g Butter

70ml Milk

70ml plain yoghurt

3/4 can Pears

30g flaked almonds

For the topping 

50g melted butter

50g caster sugar 

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 

Preheat the oven to 160 degrees centigrade 

Beat the eggs and sugar together until they are pale and peaky.

Mix the dry ingredients together – excluding the almonds. 

Melt the butter over a low heat.

Then add the dry ingredients to the eggs and sugar.

Blend together slowly adding the melted butter, yoghurt and milk. Keep mixing as you don’t want scrambled eggs!

Pour into a 9 x 13 inch baking tray, lined with parchment paper

Arrange the pears on top and sprinkle over the almonds 

Bake in the oven for 35-40 mins 

Take out of the oven when a skewer comes out clean 

Mix the 50g of melted butter with the sugar and vanilla.

Get a skewer and poke holes all over the cake. 

Pour the buttery mixture all over and leave for around 30 mins 

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