The Olive Bin

Pear Breakfast Coffee Cake

Preheat the oven to 400F. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan or insert paper liners in a muffin tin. To make the cake, core and finely dice the pears without peeling them. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the wheat germ. Beat the eggs slightly and blend with the milk, honey, and olive oil in a liquid measuring cup. Slowly mix this into the dry ingredients (by hand or using a mixer). When fully incorporated, mix in the pears. Fold gently until the pears are fully incorporated as well. To make the streusel topping, combine all the topping ingredients in a small bowl and mix with a fork until crumbly. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan or muffin tin and sprinkle with the streusel topping. Garnish with some pear slices, if desired. Bake the cake for 25-30 minutes, or the muffins for 17-20 minutes, until the streusel topping is golden brown. Let it cool in the pan on a wire rack. For the cake, run a knife around the edge of the pan when it comes out of the oven to loosen it a bit. This cake never lasts longer than a day, but it will keep in an airtight container for up to a week.
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Ingredients

FOR THE CAKE:

3 ripe pears, skin on (about 2 C diced) 

1 1/2 c all-purpose flour 

1 tsp baking powder 

1/4 tsp sea salt 

3/4 C wheat germ 

1 egg 

1/4 C 2% milk 

1/3 C honey 

1/4 C of The Olive Bin's Blood Orange Olive Oil

 

FOR THE STREUSEL:

1/4 C all-purpose flour

1/4 C brown sugar, packed 

2 T of The Olive Bin's Blood Orange Olive Oil

2 tsp of The Olive Bin's Cinnamon Pear Dark Balsamic Vinegar. 

 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan or insert paper liners in a muffin tin.

  2. To make the cake, core and finely dice the pears without peeling them. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the wheat germ. Beat the eggs slightly and blend with the milk, honey, and olive oil in a liquid measuring cup. Slowly mix this into the dry ingredients (by hand or using a mixer). When fully incorporated, mix in the pears. Fold gently until the pears are fully incorporated as well.

  3. To make the streusel topping, combine all the topping ingredients in a small bowl and mix with a fork until crumbly.

  4. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan or muffin tin and sprinkle with the streusel topping. Garnish with some pear slices, if desired. Bake the cake for 25-30 minutes, or the muffins for 17-20 minutes, until the streusel topping is golden brown. Let it cool in the pan on a wire rack. For the cake, run a knife around the edge of the pan when it comes out of the oven to loosen it a bit.

  5. This cake never lasts longer than a day, but it will keep in an airtight container for up to a week. 

Additional Info

This recipe is from our The Olive Oil & Vinegar Lover's by Emily Lycopolus - available in stores!

Associated Products

Cinnamon Pear Dark Balsamic
The Olive Oil and Vinegar Lover’s Cookbook