I bake to sweeten life

Pear Cupcakes



  • 1 cup of peeled, shredded, drained, and pressed pears (about 1 large or 2 small pears)

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 2/3 cup canola oil

  • 1 cup, 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, sifted

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

  • 2 large eggs, beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line cupcake pans with 12 baking cups.

  2. Combine pears, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Mix on medium low until well combined, about 1 minute.

  3. Slowly pour in oil. Continue mixing until combined. Scrape bowl to completely incorporate.

  4. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cardamom and nutmeg. Add to batter. mix on medium just until combined. Add eggs and mix until smooth, about 10-20 seconds. Scrape bowl to well mix.

  5. Scoop batter into prepared baking cups, filling them ¾ full.

  6. Baked in middle of oven for 20 – 25 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through.

  7. The cupcakes are done when centers spring back to touch.

  8. Let cool completely.

Yield: 12 cupcakes


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