Start with a yellow box cake mix, add in some pears and apricot preserves. This is my husband’s favorite cake. He is not really a ‘cake’ person, but this one makes him very happy, especially with a perfect cup of coffee. The most important ingredient are ripe pears.
3 or 4 tree ripened pears or 29 oz canned pears
8 ounces package Cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup Apricot preserves
2 Tablespoons Butter, softened
9 ounces package Yellow cake mix
1/2 cup Reserved pear syrup or orange juice
2 Tablespoons Oil
1 tsp Ground ginger
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 35 to
Pan Type ~ 8 inch square pan
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!