1 stick (8tbsps) unsalted butter, softened and cooled
½ cup homemade pear sauce unsweetened
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup and 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
3 large apples, cored, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (You could use fresh, but I used the frozen apples from last fall. I thought it was necessary to get them used up before the apples really developed freezer burn.)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray an 8- to 9-inch pan with olive oil.
Using an electric mixer or hand whisk, mix the butter, pear sauce, eggs, and vanilla until well combined.
Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Add them to the moist mixture. Mix again until the batter is smooth.
Fold in the apple cubes.
Pour the batter in the prepared pan. Bake until the cake is set and slightly browned, about 35 minutes. Serve with homemade ice cream or store bought works just as well.