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Updated: Apr 3, 2023

This cake is one I like to make for daily living - a perfect snack for morning tea, a treat for the lunchbox or a delectable side for a cup of tea in the afternoon sun. It can be adapted to use any seasonal fruits - stone fruits in Summer or apples work nicely during the cooler months as a substitute to pears. You can also add raisins into the batter for more texture and nutrition or replace cinnamon with cardamom or a little pinch of ginger powder for extra zing.


Serves 10-12


  • 1 cup unrefined whole meal organic self-raising flour of your choice. For a gluten free alternative, use a gluten free flour mix with 2 tsp baking powder added

  • 1 cup organic coconut flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 120 gm coconut oil or ghee, melted

  • 1 cup coconut sugar or jaggery

  • 3 tbsp flaxseed or LSA meal, combined in 9 tbsp of water until gelatinous (do this is a small bowl separately before combining with other ingredients)

  • 1 1/2 tsp organic vanilla essence (alcohol free) or the seeds from 1 vanilla pod

  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder

  • 1 cup almond or coconut milk


  • Roughly 4 large pears cored and sliced

  • Cinnamon sugar


  1. Pre-heat the over to 180 degrees Celsius and grease or line with baking paper, a medium sized baking tray or cake tin.

  2. In a large bowl, add all cake ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon to combine well.

  3. Pour the mixture into the baking tray and smooth flat with the back of a spoon.

  4. Place pear pieces in rows over the batter, slightly pushing them into the mixture.

  5. Sprinkle over the cake some cinnamon sugar, the amount to your liking.

  6. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean from the centre.

  7. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then take out to finish cooling on a wire rack.


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