White Cake With Pear Compote
Make the white cake according to package directions (tee hee)
While that is bubbling away and reducing (by about half). Toast some nuts. I used pecans but you can use any nuts you have. Now, if you are like me this toasting of the nuts requires your absolute full attention. I have burned so many nuts that i could swear right now. When the sauce is reduced by half add the pecans.