This delicious pear cake is easy to make and with a drizzle of chocolate over the top it is the perfect cake to indulge yourself.

Pear cake

Pear cake with almond flour

I love any bake recipe that incorporates almond flour and this pear cake is no exception to the rule. It’s the perfect autumn cake recipe and uses fresh pears. It’s a pretty easy pear cake recipe which means you basically add all the ingredients (dry ingredients and wet ingredients) together, except the pear slices. Once that is fully incorporated you add the pear cubes. Slice one of the pears in really small slices lengthwise and remove any seeds if there are any.

Now press them into the top of the cake. Just lightly press it into the cake batter. It’s mostly for looks rather than flavor but it does make the cake look prettier.

Cake with pear |

With chocolate

Due to the pear inside of the cake it stays lovely and moist and also needs just a bit longer to cook. For me that took a total of 60 minutes before the cake was fully cooked. You can test if the cake is ready by inserting a wooden skewer into the middle of the cake and check if it comes out clean. I tend to do that in a couple of places but the middle of the cake is the most important. Once the cake is cooked let it sit inside the cake pan for a bit to cool and then take out and let cool completely on a wire rack. 

Once the cake is completely cooled you drizzle a bit of melted chocolate over the top. Now this is of course totally optional, but it does add some extra flavor to the cake.

Cake with pear |

Serve with…

While the cake is delicious all in itself, it is even better if you serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. That just makes it all the more delicious. Or perfect with a cup of tea.

A few notes and tips

Like I said this is a super easy pear cake recipe but you can make a couple of substitutions or additions to the recipe. First make sure you use ripe pears but not over ripe. They should still have a bit of bite to them.

I’ve just regular sugar but this is also delicious with brown sugar as that gives it just that bit of a more caramelized flavor. You can also add some warm spices to the cake. Think about adding cinnamon, ginger, cardamom or a mix of those in the cake. Perfect for pear season!

You could also make this cake with poached pears if you want. Make sure to drain those first on paper towels if you’re using them.

Cake with pear |

Pear cake with chocolate

5 from 2 votes

Perfect for the autumn season is this delicious cake with pears and a drizzle with chocolate over the top
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Prep time 10 minutes
Cooking time 1 hour
Total time 1 hour 10 minutes

10 slices


  • cake tin 25 cm


  • 125 gr almond flour
  • 150 gr self raising flour
  • 150 gr butter melted or soft
  • 150 gr sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 pears in small pieces
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 pear for the top

  • Preheat the oven to 180˚C (350˚F) and cover a baking tin with baking paper. Set aside
  • Mix all ingredients except the pear bits until it is a smooth batter. Spoon the pear through it and place the batter in the tin.
  • Slice two middle sections out of a pear, remove the pits if there are any and press them into the batter. Place the cake in the oven and bake for 60 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool before slicing

Nutrition Information per portion

Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 434IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg


The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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Also great for autumn baking is this chestnut cake and this great almond orange cake!

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Simone van den Berg

Food blogger from the Netherlands. Loves good food. Likes to create healthy and easy recipes for daily use, but also loves the occasional sweet dish. Lives in the Netherlands with her two cats; Humphrey and Buffy. Profession: Food photographer, food blogger, recipe developer and nutritionist