Pear Cranberry Walnut One Layer Cake Recipe

Recipe by: Monique Polanco of Peaches to Peaches

Product Featured:
Premier Countertop Safe Bakeware 6-Piece Set

A sweet, tart, and nutty treat, bake the best that dessert has to offer with our Easy One Layer Walnut Cranberry Cake Recipe. As this cranberry dessert rises, enjoy the aroma as cranberries, walnuts, pears, and cinnamon come together in a simple one-layer cake. Savor the flavor of tart and crunch in a light, fluffy cake that's easy-to-make year round.

Prep Time:
15 Minutes
Bake Time:
1 Hour


  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • 1 ½ cups flour 
  • 1 ½ tsp baking power 
  • ¼ tsp salt 
  • 1 cup buttermilk 
  • 3-4 pears, cored and sliced 
  • 1 cup cranberries 
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped 


  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ - 1 tablespoon coconut oil 


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line the Calphalon Premier™ Countertop Safe 9 inch round pan with parchment paper. Oil and flour the sides of the pan.
  3. In a stand mixer bowl, add oil and sugar. Mix in eggs. Add vanilla. Mix. Add dry ingredients and buttermilk and blend.
  4. Pour into the pan. Arrange sliced pears on top. Add cranberries on top of the pears. Sprinkle on walnuts.
  5. Mix the ¼ cup sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle on top of the cake.
  6. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool and serve on a cake platter.


Made with fresh cranberries, walnuts, cinnamon, and paired with pear, this Walnut Cranberry Cake is a moist, one layer cake recipe you'll enjoy this year. Or you can double the decadence with a piece of our Vanilla and Hojicha Cake for a slice of smoky vanilla balanced by buttercream. Next, plate a piece of our Mascarpone Almond Cake for a rich, buttery crunch. For a sweet combination of cake flavors to end evening meals, check out our dessert recipes to put the icing on the cake.

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Monique Polanco