it's done! and it's really good
flavor is still on the subtle side, but i am betting the flavor will get stronger by tomorrow like a banana cake does (i will report back).
i adapted the wasc (half-recipe) as follows (and it was enough for 2 8x2 rounds):
1 white cake mix (i used betty crocker)
1 cup + 2 tbs cake flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
4 egg whites
1 1/2 cups pureed drained lite pears
1 cup kearns pear nectar
1 teaspoon real vanilla
seeds of one vanilla bean
1 1/2 teaspoons pear extract
i will wait until tomorrow to decide if it needs more pear flavoring. it is lovely as it is but sometimes i crave PEAR, not pear, lol.
i would love to make this from scratch...if only i knew how....