Almond Pear Cake

Almond Pear Cake

This year for New Year’s Eve, I’m taking a lesson from last year: keep the food light, simple and pair it with a delicious bottle of wine. This way I can avoid spending too much time in the kitchen – and I can try to stay up past midnight!  While I’m still working on completing the full dinner menu, I do have dessert all figured out – and the wine too.

That’s one of the many reasons I can’t wait to serve my Almond Pear Cake along with the Landmark Vineyards’ Overlook Chardonnay.  The combination of almond flavors in the cake and the wines crispness help elevate the soft poached pears in the cake. Each one plays off of the other’s smooth fruity notes of pears and citrus. These two are a perfect match and will be a crowd-pleaser among my NYE guests.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup tablespoon cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 5 oz. almond paste
  • 3/4 cups butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 (7oz.) poached pears
  • Topping
  • 4 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup (70g) almonds
Read the whole recipe on Bakers Royale