Italian Walnut Cake

posted Feb 28, 2010, 8:15 PM by Unknown user
  •  10 tbsp butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp honey (plus a little extra for drizzle)
  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup plus 2 tsp flour
  • 1 pear, cored and diced
  • ½ cup and ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 18 coals (8 bottom, 10 top)

Grease a 10" Dutch Oven or spray with cooking spray.  In a bowl, cream together butter, sugar and salt.  Add honey and eggs and mix well.  Add the flour and mix to combine.  Fold in pears and ½ chopped walnuts.  Pour into Dutch Oven and sprinkle with ¼ cup walnut pieces.  Bake for about 40 minutes.  Check the center of the cake with a toothpick to see if it is done.  Let cool for 10 minutes, and drizzle top with a little more honey.