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Pear and Almond Cake


Pear and Almond Cake

A super easy recipe for a delicious cake with a beautiful combination of textures and flavours.

The rich sweetness of ripe pears perfectly complements the crunchy and flavourful almonds.


Pear and Almond Cake - Easy Recipe


You will need:


Pear and Almond Cake ingredients

  • 3 eggs

  • 180g flour

  • 120g butter/dairy-free alternative

  • 150g caster sugar

  • 30g ground almonds

  • 25g flaked almonds

  • 5g/1tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (Optional 1 tsp almond extract as well)

  • 3-4 large pears (Conference or Williams ideally, but any sweet pears will do)



How to:




  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas4

  2. Line a cake form with baking parchment

  3. Peel and core the pears

  4. Slice two of the pears into 1/2 cm thick slices and dice the other one in small cubes

  5. In a bowl add the eggs, butter and sugar and mix well

  6. Add the ground almonds, and extracts/flavourings

  7. Add the flour and baking powder and mix well

  8. Add the pear cubes, mixing gently

  9. Pour the batter into the cake tin

  10. Arrange the pear slices on top of the batter as you desire

  11. Sprinkle the flaked almonds on top

  12. Bake at 180C/gas for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean

  13. Remove the cake from the tin and leave it to cool down completely on a cooling rack

  14. Slice and enjoy!



Pear and Almond Cake, sliced

  • If, like me, you're a big fan of cinnamon, feel free to add a pinch of it to the mix. You can also add a pinch of nutmeg in the mix, for even more flavour.

  • This cake goes great with a fresh cup of tea or coffee and it pairs well with vanilla or salted caramel ice cream.


Pear and Almond Cake

  • This recipe can be made gluten-free as well as dairy-free, as long as you swap the flour and butter with the appropriate alternatives.

  • If stored in an air-tight container, this beautiful cake will last up to three days at room temperature.

  • Canned pears can be used instead of fresh ones, just make sure to pat-dry them before use and add a bit less sugar in the batter (20-30g less) as most preserved pears will be sweeter.


Pear and Almond Cake

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