I have been making this cake for around 20 years it came from Better Homes and Garden magazine.
It was a winner in a recipe contest. We love it. Hope you do as well.
1 cup unbleached flour
2/3 cup white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash ground cloves
1/2 cup milk
4 medium pears, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces (about 2 cups)
or 1 16 ounce can pears, drained and chopped
1/2 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup boiling water
Ice cream or whipped cream
In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and cloves.
Add Milk and beat until smooth.
Stir in pears and pecan.
Turn into an ungreased 2 quart casserole.
In separate bowl combine brown sugar and butter and boiling water; pour evenly over batter.
Bake 375 oven for 45 minutes.
Serve immediately with ice cream or whipped cream.