Flourless Chocolate Pear Cake

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June 07, 2017

My lovely friend Amber made this amazing cake for us about a year ago now. Our family loved it and to have a gluten free cake brought to your house that you haven't had to cook? Amazing. Tasted great before I even tried it if you know what I mean 🙂

I asked for the recipe (of course) and as she had found it in an old magazine at her mum's house, she typed it up and e-mailed it to me. I made a few healthy changes (I can't help myself) and voila, a new cake recipe to add to the blog! As Amber is working with me here at NNM HQ at the moment, I thought it was good timing to publish this very yummy recipe. I hope you enjoy!

Ingredients

200g dark chocolate, chopped
125g butter, chopped
6 eggs, separated
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 1/2 cups hazelnut meal (works well with almond meal too!)
5-6 small pears
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
Raw Honey or Maple Syrup to glaze top of cake (optional)

Method

Peel and cut pears into halves and poach in water with 2 teaspoons of cinnamon until they are soft and put aside.
Preheat oven to 180c.
Lightly grease a deep 20cm round cake pan, and line base and side with baking paper.
In a small saucepan, combine chocolate and butter. Stir over low heat until melted. Set aside to cool slightly.
In a bowl, using an electric mixer, beat egg yolks and sugar together until thick.
Add chocolate mixture, beating well.
Fold in hazelnut meal.
In a clean bowl, using an electric mixer, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
Using a metal spoon, stir one-third into chocolate mixture.
Gently fold remaining egg white through.
Arrange pears in a fan pattern over base of pan. Pour in cake mixture.
Bake for about 50 mins but it might need another 5-10 mins depending on your oven. Use the skewer test!
Cool in pan, turn out onto wire rack.
Optional: Glaze or drizzle with some raw honey or maple syrup.

Serving suggestions: With raspberries and cream, natural yoghurt or as is!

Let me know if you make it!  A great occasion cake if decorated with more pear on top and raspberries and cream (as above) or even just left undressed for a morning/afternoon tea to have with a warm cuppa 🙂

Yours in Health,

Alisha x


7 Responses

Emma
Emma

June 14, 2017

I made this today (with almond meal) for my daughters birthday – it was DELICIOUS!!

Alisha
Alisha

June 14, 2017

Hi Emma, yay! Thanks for letting me know and Happy Birthday to your daughter :)

Alisha
Alisha

June 10, 2017

Hahaha, yep, they are definitely fans

Kate
Kate

June 13, 2017

What would you sub the butter with to make it dairy free too? Thank you.

Alisha
Alisha

June 13, 2017

Hi Kate, I would use cacao butter for dairy free and that will be such a delicious sub! Let me know how it goes :)

lara busch
lara busch

June 10, 2017

Your kids look pretty pleased by looks of it Alisha.

lara busch
lara busch

June 10, 2017

Your kids look pretty pleased by the looks of it Alisha.

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