Sweet Almond Pear Loaf Cake

It’s the feeling of home and comfort in a cake, thanks to International Collection Sweet Almond Oil, which brings an additional dimension to any dish.

Time 100 min
Servings 7
Difficulty 2


  • 2 tablespoons International Collection Sweet Almond Oil 
  • 3 pears (Bosc pears with stem)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup buttermilk (at room temperature)


  1. Peel the pears carefully to remove its skin keeping the stem intact. Level their bottoms so that the pears stand straight with equal height.
  2. Preheat oven to 350-degree F. Line a 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper extending it 2 inches above the rim of the pan on all sides. Brush with melted butter and keep aside.
  3. Prepare dry ingredients by sifting flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar, and International Collection Sweet Almond Oil on medium speed until fluffy.
  5. Add eggs one at a time scraping the sides of the bowl after each addition, and continue beating. Add vanilla extract.
  6. Gradually add flour mix alternating with buttermilk, beating just until combined after each addition. The resulting batter will be very thick.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread evenly. Insert the pears vertically / standing up, pushing them all the way down to the bottom of the pan until they rest on their leveled bottoms.
  8. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 1hr plus 10-15 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow it to cool for 15 minutes. Lift the parchment paper to take the cake out of the pan onto a flat surface. Slice the cake through the pears. 
  9. Top each slice with a drizzle of International Collection Sweet Almond Oil. Enjoy

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