March 25, 2018

Almond Chocolate Pear Cake

This moist pear cake has some crunchy almonds and dark chocolate chunks inside, and sweet pear slices on the top.  Plus, it takes just a couple of minutes to whip up this easy almond flour cake in a food processor. {low carb, sugar free, gluten free}

The only way to survive these cold gray days is to bake something. On these uneventful cold evenings I’ve spent so much time in the kitchen trying out new recipes and creating delicious food. Last night I’ve made this pretty pear cake, which turn out to be super good.

Almonds and pear are make a perfect combination, plus adding some dark chocolate never ruins a tasty cake. Baking this light cake is perfect for using overly ripe pears, they give a moist texture to the batter and a great flavor for cake. Chopped almonds give the cake a great crunch. Almonds can be substituted with chopped walnuts, pecans or even peanut, the point is to give the cake some crunchiness. And melted dark chocolate chunks inside the cake… Hm, should I tell more about this, or you can imagine?

In this flavorful and moist decadent cake you’ll find some crunchy chopped almonds, dark chocolate chunks and sweet flavorful pears. Actually, this cake could be called double almond and double pear cake, because it has pear in the batter and pear slices on the top, and besides the chopped nuts, the cake is made with almond flour. Tempting, isn’t it?

Beside the fat that this cake is healthy, gluten free, refined sugar free, it is easy to make. Simply chuck all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and let the machine do all the hard graft. When the cake batter is smooth, pour it into a spring form pan, then arrange the pear slices on top of the cake as you like and bake for 40 minutes.

I know it’s not pear season, but to my surprise I’ve found some pears in the nearest grocery store. I’m a huge pear lover, I enjoy eating this juicy fruit when it’s still hard and unripe, and I love baking with the ripe ones, as you can see in my pear cake recipe here. If you like pear, you’ll love this almond pear cake!

The cake has a very moist texture (thanks to the ripe pears) with some crunchy almonds and melted chocolate chunks in it, that everyone will love. At least we did, we all voted this cake to be marvelous. I’m sure I will make this cake again very soon, because this recipe is worth making over and over and over again. This is the sort of cake where a second slice is too much of a temptation to ignore.

Diet: gluten free, low carb, refined sugar free

Almond Chocolate Pear Cake
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Serves: 4-6
This moist pear cake with crunchy almonds and dark chocolate chunks in it, is an easy almond flour cake made in a food processor {low carb, sugar free, gluten free}
  • 1 cup almond flour (100 g)
  • ½ cup whole almonds (70 g)
  • 1 stick butter (100 g), room temperature
  • ½ cup low carb sweetener or sugar (80 g)
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ripe pears, peeled and cored
  • ½ cup sugar free dark chocolate chopped or chips (70 g)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
Let's get started!
  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C | 320 °F. Lightly grease a 8 inch springform cake thin with butter.
  2. Place the whole almonds into the food processor. Blitz until the almonds are chopped.
  3. Add the eggs, butter and half of the pears to the food processor. Blitz until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Add the sweetener, baking powder and almond flour. Pulse until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  5. Add the chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips and gently fold them into the batter (use a spatula).
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan. Arrange the pear slices on top of the cake as you like.
  7. Bake the cake for 40 minutes or until the inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool the cake on a wire rack before slicing.

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