pear cake with coconut streusel
This pear cake with coconut streusel is moist, soft and irresistibly good. The pear pieces make the cake fruity and give it an amazing texture. The streusel are crispy, buttery are an absolute flavor highlight.
Servings Prep Time
1cake 15minutes
Cook Time
35minutes
Servings Prep Time
1cake 15minutes
Cook Time
35minutes
Ingredients
coconut streusel
  • 80g shredded coconut
  • 40g confectioners sugar
  • 60g soft butter
pear cake
  • 100g soft butter
  • 100g all-purpose flour or spelt flour
  • 25g corn starch
  • 90g light brown sugar
  • 2medium organic eggs
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1/8tsp salt
  • 350g pears
Instructions
  1. TIP: I have baked the pear cake with coconut streusel in a pie pan with a diameter of 23 cm. It is rather flat and the edges are diagonal. This means that it does not have as much space for dough as a “normal” cake tin. If you want to bake the cake in a cake tin, I recommend increasing the amount of ingredients by a third and extending the baking time by about 5-10 minutes.
  2. For the streusel, place the coconut flakes, powdered sugar and butter in a bowl and mix well with your fingers or a fork. Set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 170°C/340°F. Prepare a cake or pie tin. If not coated, line with baking paper or grease with butter and dust with flour.
  4. Wash the pears, quarter them, remove the seeds and cut them into slices about 3 mm thick.
  5. Beat the egg white, half of the sugar and salt until stiff. Set aside.
  6. In a separate bowl, beat the soft butter, yolk and half of the sugar for 3-4 minutes until foamy.
  7. In another bowl mix flour, corn starch and baking powder well.
  8. Gently fold the beaten egg white and the dry ingredients into the yolk-butter mixture with a whisk. Poor the dough into the cake tin. Spread the pear pieces evenly on top. Spread the coconut crumbles on the pears as well.
  9. Bake the cake in the preheated oven for about 35-40 minutes. Test with a wooden stick to see if the dough sticks. If so, bake for another 5 minutes.
  10. Allow to cool before enjoying. The pear cake tastes best when still slightly warm or at room temperature.
  11. The cake will keep in the refrigerator for at least two to three days.