Pear and Blueberry Cake

Every now and again I get the urge to bake a cake for no reason at all.

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With a bag of pears going slightly soft in the fruit bowl I decided to put them to good use and make Nigel Slater’s Pear and Blueberry Cake. With all that fruit it must be healthy, right?

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The recipe appears in Nigel Slater’s Kitchen Diaries, which is my all time favourite recipe book. A similar one can be accessed online via BBC Good Food.

It’s a really simple cake to make as it uses a basic sponge recipe, you’re likely to have the ingredients in your store cupboard. The fruit is scattered over the top just before baking, with a spoon or two of sugar for extra crunch. I guess you could use different fruits if you have any that need using up – mmm, maybe apple and blackberry…

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Perfect preparation for the weekend.

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It may not be the most beautiful cake to look at but I can assure you, it’s delicious!

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