Mix together the butter and white sugar until light and creamy.
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Scrape down the bowl.
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Add eggs one at a time, beating well between additions.
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Scrape down the bowl between eggs.
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Add the 2nd egg and beat in, scraping again.
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Finish mixing.
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Add baking powder, flour and ground almonds.
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Mix on low just until combined.
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Scrape down bowl and give it a final stir.
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Add batter to prepared pan.
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Spread and smooth batter.
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Peel, halve and core the pears.
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Arrange pears on top of batter.
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Sprinkle flaked almonds over top. Bake.
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