pear cake

Moist Pear Cake (based Terry Walters’ Clean Start cookbook)
Category: Pudding
Info: A light yet filling cake – perfect for autumn.
Benefits: Energy balancing
Serves: 8
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins
Ingredients: 1 cup gram flour
1 cup almond flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarb of soda
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
1 Williams pear, very ripe, chopped into 1 cm pieces and made into pear sauce, by heating in a covered saucepan over a low heat, for 10 mins or so, until the juices have come out
2 chopped ripe Williams pears, into 1 cm pieces
1 banana mashed with a fork with a squeeze of lime
¼ cup maple syrup
2 tblsp lime juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
To decorate: 1 pear, cut into slices


How to:

  1. Heat oven to 180. Line and grease a baking tin (I used a 9 by 6 inch tray)
  2. Whilst preparing the pear sauce, sieve the gram flour, baking powder and bicarb of soda, then add the remaining ingredients, including the pear sauce. Mix together until combined.
  3. Spread out into the baking tray and add the cut pear as a decoration.
  4. Bake for 30 mins – an inserted knife will be a bit wet when it comes out, due to the softness of the pear. This cake is delicious!

Optional serving ideas (although it is delicious on its own!): You can make more pear sauce, and add it to serve. Alternatively you can serve with some creamed coconut, mixed with boiling water (and more cinnamon if you like), to have as a “cream”.