Every now and again I get the urge to bake a cake for no reason at all.
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?
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…
Perfect preparation for the weekend.
It may not be the most beautiful cake to look at but I can assure you, it’s delicious!