How to make Shortened Pear Cake -

Sponge cake made with pears and polenta.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Mummy Ka Magic.

Main Ingredients : Pears (नाश्पाति), Refined flour (maida) (मैदा)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Desserts

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Shortened Pear Cake

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Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Shortened Pear Cake Recipe

  • Pears 1 1/2

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup + for dusting

  • Butter 1/2 cup

  • Castor sugar 1/2 cup

  • Vanilla essence 1 teaspoon

  • Egg 1

  • Baking powder 1 teaspoon

  • Polenta 1/2 cup

  • Whipped cream as required

  • Edible glaze as required


Step 1

Preheat oven at 180°C.

Step 2

Cream together butter and castor sugar using an electric beater. Add vanilla essence and egg and whisk well.

Step 3

Sieve in flour and baking powder. Add polenta and fold well.

Step 4

Discard stem and bottom of one pear and finely chop. Dust some flour on chopped pear and mix. Add it to flour mixture and fold. Add milk and fold well to make a batter.

Step 5

Fill in a small silicon loaf mould with batter and tap. Put the mould on a baking tray. Place the baking tray in preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Step 6

Discard stem and bottom of remaining pear, halve and slice it.

Step 7

Fill in a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle with whipped cream.

Step 8

Demould the cake, place sliced pear on top of one side of the cake and brush some glaze on top. Pipe out whipped cream rosettes on the opposite side.

Step 9


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