I love tea – there is something about sitting back, relaxing with a cuppa that I find really enjoyable! This Strawberry and Pear Tea Cake is the perfect accompaniment. Not too sweet, with the fruit keeping it beautifully moist. Serve warm with some sweetened natural yoghurt or double cream and you have a simple to make, impressive tea-time cake to serve up to your guests at morning or afternoon tea.

Prep Time30 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 30 mins

 2 cups self-raising flour
 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
 1 cup desiccated coconut
 ¼ cup sugar
 1 cup natural yoghurt
 ¼ cup butter, melted
 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
 1 tsp vanilla bean paste (or extract)
 3 pears, peeled, cored and diced
 1 cup frozen, sliced strawberries
1

Pre heat oven to 180C and line a 23cm cake pan.

2

In a large bowl mix together all dry ingredients.

3

Add the yoghurt, butter, eggs and vanilla and stir to combine.

4

Fold in the pears and strawberries.

5

Spoon into your prepared cake pan and bake for 50-60minutes, until golden and a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.

Yields12 Servings

Ingredients

 2 cups self-raising flour
 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
 1 cup desiccated coconut
 ¼ cup sugar
 1 cup natural yoghurt
 ¼ cup butter, melted
 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
 1 tsp vanilla bean paste (or extract)
 3 pears, peeled, cored and diced
 1 cup frozen, sliced strawberries

Directions

1

Pre heat oven to 180C and line a 23cm cake pan.

2

In a large bowl mix together all dry ingredients.

3

Add the yoghurt, butter, eggs and vanilla and stir to combine.

4

Fold in the pears and strawberries.

5

Spoon into your prepared cake pan and bake for 50-60minutes, until golden and a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.

Strawberry & Pear Tea Cake