• 250 g softened butter
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • grated zest 2 lemons
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 ¼ cups self-raising flour
  • ½ cup semolina
  • 1 cup unsweetened natural yoghurt
  • 410 g can Wattie's Pear Quarters in Cldear Fruit juice, drained and juice reserved
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup sugar

1. Beat the butter, sugar and lemon rind together until light and fluffy and then beat in the eggs one at a time.

2. Sift the self-raising flour and fold into the creamed mixture with the semolina and yoghurt.

3. Turn into a lightly greased and base-lined 24cm cake tin. Arrange the Wattie's Pear Quarters evenly on top.

4. Bake at 180°C for 1 hour and 15 minutes until golden.

5. Make the reserved pear juice up to 1 cup with lemon juice and heat with the sugar until dissolved.

6. Once the cake is cooked, pierce the top with a skewer and slowly pour the syrup over the cake while hot and in the tin. Cool for 1 hour in the tin before turning out. Serve with extra yoghurt on the side.

Made With

Pear Quarters in Clear Fruit Juice

Grown under the sun in the Hawke’s Bay orchards, Wattie’s pears are hand-picked and then packed at the peak of their flavour for natural goodness.

Rate and Review

14 Ratings

Reviews (14)

Amanda's Review | Rating


henry's Review | Rating

I love it

ilaise's Review | Rating

My Boys 5 & 6 lurv this cake, Very yummy!!!!

Leanne's Review | Rating

Easy to put together.. Tastes great.. Tastes even better the next day!

hayley's Review | Rating

i would lv to try it

Jane's Review | Rating

Really easy to make, looks amazing and tastes great served warm with cream and ice cream as a dessert. I made it for a dinner party and everyone was very impressed with it.

Shelley's Review | Rating

I made this recipe as dessert for a special luncheon and it was great and looked amazing. I used two tins of fruit - the other being a tin of peaches for added colour. I also used half a cup of almonds as was unable to obtain semolina - the almonds worked very well. Highly recommend this recipe

katrina lambert's Review | Rating

this is yummy fot the tummy with pear juice ova it thumbs up

Romana Andrews's Review | Rating

excellent recipe, worked out perfectly the first time I tried it out...my family insisting that I make again and soon.

Jamie Houghton's Review | Rating


vikashni elvidge's Review | Rating

I baked it today and turn out perfect and my kids love it.instead of unsweetened yoghurt we used home made custard.i love to bake it again for next visitors.love it A++++++++++++++++++++++.

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Gaille Hopkinson's Review | Rating

Delicious. Will definitely make this again.

Gaille Hopkinson's Review | Rating

Delicious. Will definitely make this again. Looks amazing too!