I am generally too lazy to bake cake from scratch, so I am always happy when my sister-in-law Kim volunteers. This is an especially delicious cake, and I like that I can justify eating large quantities of it by treating it as essentially a serving of fruits. The original recipe contained only pears, but Kim and I discussed potential pear pairings, and we both thought that blueberries would be an ideal pear compatriot. This proved to be completely true. Because it would just be too healthy otherwise, Kim whipped up a delicious berry-infused whipped cream to top it. The berry coulis used to flavor the whipped cream is painted on the plate, and provides a lovely intense, sweet/tart counterpoint to the richness of the cream and the subtler flavors of the cake. Sorry I'm not posting a photo with those delicious cake counterpoints, the light had gone by the time we tucked in, and the only shots I got are sadly blurry. Trust me when I say it was both delicious, and as beautiful as the unadorned version above. The recipe is here. Thanks, Kim!