Whenever I have a surplus of something or an ingredient that needs to be used quickly before it spoils, I try to make use of it. In this case I had some over ripe pears, hungry kiddies and a dismal day so we decided to bake a pear cake. It was perfect.
Using a mixer cream the butter & the sugar until pale and light & fluffy.
Add the vanilla and egg and beat slowly until combined.
Sift the flour and add gradually to the mixture, alternating with the milk.
Mix until combined & free of lumps.
Pour mixture into the pre-prepared tin.
Top the cake with the pear, brush the pear with melted butter and bake in the over for 30-35 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
Sprinkle the cake with combined cinnamon & sugar and serve warm.