Simone's Kitchen

Delicious and quick recipe for the best pear cake

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And we’re live!

You might have noticed we were off line for a few hours yesterday, since Lindsay (from the fabulous Purr Design) and I were working behind the scenes to get the new layout up and running. I’m really happy with how it turned out and especially love the new recipe index which allows for a much easier selection of recipes. You can now make multiple selections in one, instead of just going for the category.

Cake with pear |

Pear cake with chocolate

And of course as with any celebration we need a bit of cake for that, don’t we? So I made this delicious pear cake with chocolate to celebrate the occasion. The cake is lovely and moist due to the added pieces of pear. It also means that you might need to bake it a little longer than normal to make sure it is cooked all the way through. It took a total of 60 minutes on 180 ˚C in my oven but make sure to check if it is done by inserting a wooden skewer.

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Almond flour

We didn’t have any plans when I did the grocery shopping and it turned out I ran out of almond flour. But I did have quite a few almonds left so I made my own by adding it to the food processor and grinding until it resembled flour. That meant it was a lot coarser than regular flour but that works really well here as you have the crunchy bits inside too.

5 from 2 votes
Cake with pear |
Cake with pear and chocolate
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
Course: Cake
Keyword: almond flour, pear
Servings: 10 slices
  • 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
  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C and cover a baking tin with baking paper. Set aside

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Leave to cool before slicing

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


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  1. 5 stars
    Congrats on the new website design. Looks great. Great recipe too. I have some apples that wanted to be a dessert. I will try your recipe while substituting the pears for apples. What do you think? Thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks Karine! This will work absolutely perfect with apples too! The only thing you might want to take into account is that apples are a little drier than pears would be, so the total baking time in the oven might be slightly less. Just check after about 50 minutes how it is looking

  2. Great job on your new design. Gorgeous cake!  I look forward to trying this recipe.

  3. New web design looks terrific! As does this cake — really nice recipe. I’ve never made almond flour — have to try that. 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    Hi Simone. So good to reconnect. I’m going to make this with just almond flour. I have a good basic recipe that I’m sure will work with this lovely cake! I love the pears on top!

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