Pear Cardamom Bundt Cake

Pear Cardamom Bundt Cake

A deliciously moist and simple bundt cake featuring homemade pear compote and warm spices.  The perfect afternoon treat with a cup of coffee!


3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon fine salt

1 teaspoon cardamom seeds, ground in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle (or 1 teaspoon ground cardamom)

1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

2 cups packed light brown sugar

2 large eggs

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups Roasted Pear Compote with Cardamom, Vanilla and Fresh Ginger

Powdered sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour a 10-cup capacity bundt pan.   Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cardamom, and cinnamon.  Set aside.

  3. Combine butter and brown sugar in the work bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.  Mix on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed and add eggs one at a time.  Add flour mixture and mix on low until just combined. Mix in pear compote.

  4. Spoon cake batter into prepared pan and smooth the top.  Bake until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean, about 55-60 minutes.

  5. Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes.  Invert onto a serving plate and allow to cool completely.  Dust with powdered sugar. Serve.


You can substitute 2 cups of chunky, unsweetened store-bought applesauce for the pear compote.

Keywords: pear, cardamom, bundt cake, fika, simple