This is a simple cake to make as it is simply a batter that you then chop the fruit into.


  • 2 eggs
  • 100g caster sugar, plus 15g for sprinkling
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 85g butter
  • 75ml milk
  • 125g plain flour
  • 2 ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 2 small pears or 1 large pear
  • 100g raspberries (fresh or frozen)


  1. Preheat oven to 200oc/400of,gas 6.
  2. Line sides and base of 8x8inch cake tin with parchment paper
  3. Whisk eggs, 100g caster sugar and vanilla extract until thick
  4. Melt butter in saucepan with the milk, then pour onto egg mix, whisking all the time
  5. Sift in flour, baking powder and orange zest, making sure there are no lumps of flour
  6. Pour mix into cake tin. Peel pears, slice thinly and arrange in batter. Add the raspberries.
  7. Sprinkle remaining sugar
  8. Bake 10 mins, then turn temp to 180oc/350of /gas 4 for 20-25 minutes more
  9. Allow to cool in tin, cut into squares and serve warm with cream or ice-cream

Alternative: Apple cake

  • Replace pears and raspberries with 2 apples + add ½ tsp cinnamon