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Buttermilk Pear Cake with Rum Soaked Strawberries Recipe
by Catherine Pappas

Buttermilk Pear Cake with Rum Soaked Strawberries

Adapted from: Weight Watchers Annual Recipes for Success 2009.

This is a heavenly, light dessert.

Enjoy with Love,


Rating: 4.5/5
Avg. 4.5/5 7 votes
Prep time: United States American
Cook time: Servings: 8


  • 4 cups strawberries – quartered
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tsps. Rum extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter – melted
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 3 ripe pears – diced


  1. Preheat Oven -350 degrees:
  2. Combine strawberries with 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 tsp. rum extract and let sit in a container in the refrigerator.
  3. Sift flour. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
  4. In a small bowl combine egg, sugar and butter; beat until light and fluffy. Add flour mixture and buttermilk to egg mixture. Stir in pears and rum extract.
  5. Pour batter into a buttered baking dish and bake for about 25 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Top with marinated strawberries.