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pear recipe, Pear Streusal Bundt Cake with Salted Caramel and Chocolate Drizzle

Pear Streusal Bundt Cake with Salted Caramel and Chocolate Drizzle

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 - 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


A moist cake with fresh pears topped with two drizzles


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 sticks (8oz) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk at room temperature or 1/2 cup milk mixed with 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 medium pears, cored, peeled and cut into 1/4” dice
  • For the Struesal:
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 TBS unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup salted caramel


  • Preheat oven to 350°

Make the streusal:

  • Mix the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.
  • Add the melted butter and stir until well mixed.
  • Set aside.

Make the cake:

  • Butter a 12 cup bundt pan and dust with flour.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attached cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy – about 3 minutes.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time mixing well after each addition.
  • Add the vanilla and mix well.
  • Add the flour mixture in thirds and buttermilk or sour cream/milk in halves alternating between the two beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
  • Fold in the pears.
  • Add half of the batter to the prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle in the struesal mixture, squeezing it to make chunks.
  • Top with the other half of the batter.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 55 – 60 minutes until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean.
  • If you are going to make your own salted caramel do it while the cake is baking. I have a recipe with a video on how to make salted caramel
  • Let the cake cook for 10 minutes and then remove the cake from the pan and cool completely.
  • When ready to serve melt the chips and butter together.
  • Drizzle the cake with the chocolate, then the caramel then the chocolate again.

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