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Pear + Apple Cake // Easy Baking // (Gluten Free) (Refined Sugar-Free) //


'Spring Season' is officially here,  yay! And I can't be happier about it... Well, winter was a bit harsh (and not my favorite at all) but despite the weather, what I most love about the cool season is the pleasure of soul-warming comforting food. Don’t you, too?!... I mean, what's not to like about a warm bowl of pasta, a cup of hot chai latte in a cold afternoon or piece of sweet cake just coming up from the oven. Really?! You can’t beat that awesomeness. 

And as our winter is coming to an end, I can only think of the baked recipes that we’ve been making and enjoying; like this maple apple cake. There're so many more baking recipes that I wanted to give it a try… but when it comes to baking, I prefer to keep it as simple and as easy as possible.

However, here it is another refined sugar-free + gluten free cake, which I’ve been making a couple times; ‘Pear and Apple Cake’. This sweet cake is very easy to put together and most of the gluten free flours I use in this cake, you can find in supermarkets or a bulk foods store. You will find buckwheat flour included in the list of ingredients, but if for any reason you are unable to get it you can substitute it with brown rice flour. I’m also using two types of natural sugars here, coconut sugar and creamed honey. The coconut sugar gives a sweet nutty flavor while the creamed honey gives a sweet moisture to the cake, I really love combining both. But you can use either, separately or combined, whatever suits your palate. Hope you try this cake, is incredible delicious...even Lia was excited to try it! 

As always love hearing from you, and if you have any questions just let me know. Happy New Season!


easy cake, gluten free, copyright aldentegourmet blog
easy cake, gluten free, pear cake, copyright aldentegourmet blog

PEAR + APPLE CAKE (GLUTEN-FREE)
(REFINED SUGAR-FREE)
This cake would yield 5-6 people.

Cake mixture:

1 C. Tapioca flour
1/2 C. Buckwheat flour
1/2 C. Coconut flour
3/4 C. Almond flour
1 1/2 tsp. Baking powder 
Pinch of salt
4 Medium-large Eggs 
1 C. Almond milk (unsweetened)
3/4 Vegetable oil
8 Tbsp. Coconut sugar, or to taste
1/4 C. Creamed honey, or to taste

Fruit Preparation:

3 Pears, cut into halves (use semi-firm pears)
2 Green apples, peeled and cut into chunks
1 Tbsp. Ghee or unsalted butter
1 tsp. Cinnamon
Fresh Lemon juice of 1/2 small lemon

Preparation:
Preheat oven at 160C/320F. Grease a cake pan (for this I use a 23 cm/ 9 inch round cake pan/tin). Set aside.

> In a saucepan over medium heat melt ghee or butter and add apples, cinnamon, lemon juice and about 2 Tbsp. of honey. Cook until apples are tender. Set aside.

> Now, in a bowl add all dry ingredients; flours + baking powder + salt. Add eggs, almond milk, vegetable oil, coconut sugar and honey and mix until all ingredients are well combined. 

> Fold in cooked apples. Pour mixture in prepared cake pan. Arrange pear halves on top and lightly press into the cake mixture. Sprinkle with coconut sugar and cinnamon. And Bake for about 45 - 50 minutes.