Vickys Spiced Pear Cake, GF DF EF SF NF

Vickys Spiced Pear Cake, GF DF EF SF NF

My mums pear tree is performing well this year! This is a spin-off from my Pear & Apple Upside Down Cake. I always intended addin…more


12 – 15 serving

  1. 360 g gluten-free / plain flour

  2. 1/2 tsp (scant) xanthan gum if using GF flour

  3. 2 tsp baking powder

  4. 2 tsp bicarb of soda / baking soda

  5. 2 tsp ground cinnamon

  6. 1 tsp ground ginger

  7. 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

  8. (1 cup) olive oil

  9. (1/2 cup) l ight coconut milk

  10. (1/2 cup) white sugar

  11. (1/2 cup) soft brown sugar

  12. 1 tsp vanilla extract

  13. 400 g or 2 large pears, peeled, cored and small diced


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 4 / 180C / 350F and grease a 10″ round springform cake tin

  2. Add a quarter of the diced pears to a small pan of simmering water or pear juice on the stove. Cook for a few minutes until softened then drain and puree / mash well. Set aside

  3. Mix the flour, xanthan gum if using, baking powder and soda, cinnamon and ginger together in a large bowl

  4. Whisk the sugars, oil, milk, vanilla and pear puree together until the sugar is dissolving well

  5. Make a well in the middle of the dry mix and pour in the liquid in, combining to form a smooth batter. GF flour may need a splash more milk added

  6. Fold in the chopped pears and spoon the batter into the cake tin

  7. Bake for 50 – 60 minutes until firm to the touch, golden and pulling in from the sides of the tin

  8. Let cool in the tin for 10 minutes then either cut into portions and serve warm with ice cream or custard…

  9. Or turn out, let cool completely on a wire rack then dust in icing sugar and slice

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