German Pear Walnut Cake

German Pear Walnut Cake

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Whether you are serving a coffee cake in the morning or an elegant dessert after dinner, this pear walnut cake is a welcome addition to any table. Juicy, seasonal pears top a rich, moist cake that is loaded with toasted walnuts and flavorful Walnut Oil. This may become your go-to recipe this fall! Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.

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  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup Walnut Oil
  • 1 cup plain yogurt (low or full fat)
  • Zest and juice of a lemon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 large pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and grease and flour a 9-inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the Walnut Oil, yogurt, lemon juice and zest and whisk again so that everything is well mixed.
  4. Add flour, baking powder and salt and mix until the batter is smooth (feel free to use a stand mixer).
  5. Pour the mixture in the prepared baking pan. Place the pear slices on top and sprinkle with the walnuts.
  6. Bake for about 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out free of crumbs.
  7. Let the pear walnut cake kcool completely before slicing.