- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- 1-cup vegetable oil
- 1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 jar Gina's Southern Style Gourmet Pear Spread (9oz)
- 1-cup chopped pecans
- 1-cup chopped bananas
- 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup butter (1 stick), softened
- 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; add eggs and oil, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not beat) Stir in vanilla, pear Spread, 1-cup pecans and bananas.
Pour batter into two greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely.
In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in vanilla; gradually stir in the confectioners’ sugar. Spread cream cheese frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake; sprinkle ½ cup pecans on top.