A Box Cake Mix Can Be Elevated To Something Elegant!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 50-60 minutes
Betty Crocker Dark Chocolate Cake Mix
3-4 whole pears, peeled, stem on
1 cup milk
3/4 cup softened butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil + greasing
2 tsp almond extract
confectioners sugar for dusting
Nonstick loaf pan
Medium mixing bowl
Preheat oven 350 Degrees F. Whisk together dry and liquid ingredients until well blended. Grease loaf pan and line the long side of pan with parchment paper allowing for some overhang (this allows for easier lifting of the cake out of the pan). Pour some batter to line bottom of pan. Place 3-4 pears in the center of the bake pan allowing for space in between. Pour the batter slowly and evenly around the pears. Bake in oven for 50-60 minutes, insert toothpick to see if it comes out clean. Remove from oven and let rest in pan for 15 minutes before removing.
Yields 1 loaf