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Spiced Pear Gourmet Cake Mix

This is the cake to make if your in-laws are coming. It's so impressive.

SKU: D73
  • "Excellent. . . superb, fabulous!" <
  • You'll love the flavor combination--premier pears with candied ginger.
  • Loaded with pears and flavorful candied ginger pieces
  • So different and delicious." A treat for your taste buds.  
  • An extra large mix of nearly two pounds--29.1 ounces.
  • Makes a 9 x 13-inch sheet cake or a 9-inch two-layer cake.
  • Makes delightful cupcakes 


The pears give it a fruity sweetness unlike anything else. The candied ginger gives the cake spark and character.

This is the cake to make if your in-laws are coming. It's so impressive, so good. This is  different and delicious! It's built to impress. It's loaded with pears and tiny ginger pieces.  And oh my, it's fabulous! 

They'll never taste a cake like this again. You didn't think a cake could taste this good. Well, what a nice surprise for your friends or family! Don't tell them this is a mix.

The response is always overwhelming! This cake will outshine any cake you serve!  We guarantee it.

From the reviews.
"This was a nice surprise! Made it as a sheet cake and covered it with a nice cream cheese frosting. It has a unique and delicious treat for your taste buds. Very much recommend, people try this!"  Kathryn S

"Wow! Tastes so good & easy to make. A great choice if you want to make for a holiday or to impress people (don't tell them it's a mix)."  Suz Zee


Suggestions for entertaining:

If I had a party next week, there is no question--this is what I'd serve. If it were a formal party, I would make a layer cake with ginger buttercream frosting. If it were an informal affair, I would make it in a sheet cake and top it with light cream cheese frosting. If I were short on time, I would serve it with dollops of whipped cream. (See the whipped cream covered cake below and this article for cream cheese frosting and suggestions.)

Baker's notes:

The pear and ginger pieces soften in baking. You'll find the crumb to be soft and moist, a little lighter than most carrot cakes. The pears give so much natural sweetness that you can enjoy this cake without any frosting.

See what a customer with a big party had to report.

"I've made this pear cake twice, and both times the response was overwhelming . . . WE LOVE THIS CAKE!

"One of the occasions was a large (200+ guests) birthday party, and I served four varieties of cake. People chose the pear spice cake because it was unusual. And the prevailing comment was, "This was so different and so delicious!"

"If they chose a different type of cake, they either came back for seconds of the pear cake or they snitched a bite of a friend's pear cake and were sorry they didn't choose it in the first place. And my other cakes were delicious too - the pear just outshined everything--even the chocolate raspberry made with Ramstedt Breda dark cocoa. And that's really saying something!" 


Give it a try. If you are not absolutely delighted, we'll give you your money back.

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More Serving Suggestions: 

  • Spiced Pear Cake Covered with Caramel Whipped Cream (Recipe below)
  • We recommend a light cream cheese frosting for this cake, often adding a touch of optional ground ginger to meld with the cake. See the recipe for Light Cream Cheese Frosting here along with cake and frosting suggestions.
  • See how to make an innovative layer cake with with a 9 x13-inch baking pan. The image and instructions are below.  
  • See the candied ginger pieces and pear pieces used in this cake.

    Spiced Pear Cake Covered With Caramel Whipped Cream

    This cake was baked in a large round pan, cooled and dusted with powdered sugar. 

    To make the caramel whipped cream, use two cups heavy whipping cream. Add 1/3 cup brown sugar, two teaspoons of caramel flavor, three tablespoons meringue powder. Whip until stiff peaks form. The meringue powder will retard melting, for several hours.

    Three layer cake made with a 9 x 13-inch pan

    This cake was baked in a 9 x13-inch baking pan. The edges are trimmed and then the cake is cut into two or three equal pieces with horizontal cuts. With two or three equal pieces, the cake can be stacked and frosted just like a traditional round layered cake.  Frosting is used between the layers.

    To get the frosting recipe and more information, see "A Light Cream Cheese Frosting and It's Applications."


    Customer Reviews

    Based on 11 reviews
    b Banuelos
    Gourmet pastry

    It's like having gourmet cake from a pasty shop. Love to make this cake for special times of the year. A must have in the pantry.

    Michael Ritter
    Bakers cupboard

    Excellent, superb products ! Always fabulous

    Anita Brower

    This cake is very yummy and definitely great tasting for a special occasion treat!!!

    Kathy Hanson

    Spiced Pear Gourmet Cake Mix

    Kellyne Black
    not as expected

    the package of pears were hard and didn’t even taste as pears. Next time I will soak them or something very disappointed