This Pear Streusel Cake is the perfect fall and winter dessert with an easy-to make tender cake base and a delicious streusel topping - make it with fresh or canned pears for an easy dessert!
Add the butter and the sugar to the bowl of your stand mixer and beat them together until the mixture is fluffy and becomes a pale colour (about 4-5 minutes). It's important that the butter is at room temperature before you begin. This will allow it to integrate properly with the other wet ingredients.
Feel free to use a hand mixer and large mixing bowl if you prefer.
Spread the sliced pears over the top of the batter.
Sprinkle the streusel mixture over the cake and the pears, making sure to spread it at evenly as possible and into all the corners.
Bake the cake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 47-50 minutes. When it's finished baking the topping will be slightly browned on top and when you insert a toothpick into the centre of the cake it will come out clean.
Try to let the cake cool in the pan for at least 20 minutes before cutting into it...if you can wait that long!
This cake is best the day it's made, but it stores well at room temperature for up to 2 days in an airtight container.