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Chocolate Pear Cake

I had many ripe pears at hand and so I had to use them ASAP. This fudgy cake is made with pear puree, almond flour, whole wheat flour, cacao and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. Best served with some almond butter and crushed walnuts.

Recipe (makes 10-12 slices) Prep time: 40 minutes

  • 1 cup (150 grams) whole wheat flour

  • 1/2 cup (50 grams) almond flour

  • 1/4 cup (20 grams) cacao powder

  • 1 big pear

  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar

  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 handfuls walnuts

  • 2 handfuls chocolate chips

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (355 degrees Fahrenheit).

  2. Combine the almond flour, whole wheat flour, cacao powder, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon together in a bowl.

  3. Chop the pear and transfer to a blender with a little bit of water. Blend until you have a pear purée. Alternatively, you could purée it with an immersion blender.

  4. Transfer this to another bowl and add the maple syrup, coconut sugar, milk and vanilla extract.

  5. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together and fold in the walnuts and chocolate chips.

  6. Line a baking pan with baking paper or smear with some oil. Pour the mixture into the pan. Add some sliced pears and walnuts on top and bake for 20 minutes.

  7. Enjoy!



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