Friday, October 28, 2011

Pear Spice Cake

This is a basic agave-sweetened spice cake, with a layer of pears on the bottom, top, and sides.  It's simple but pretty.

The Ingredients:
1 1/2 c flour
1 t cinnamon
1 t baking powder
1/2 t nutmeg
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
2/3 c almond milk
2/3 c agave nectar
1/3 c oil
2 t vanilla
2 pears, thinly sliced

The Process:
  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Arrange 1/2 the pears on the bottom and sides of a lightly oiled 9" springform pan.
  3. Whisk together wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls, then pour wet into dry and whisk until combined.
  4. Pour cake batter over pears, and arrange remaining pears on top.
  5. Bake until cooked through, about 45 minutes.
Update: you may want to put a cookie sheet or piece of foil on the rack beneath the cake while baking, as a small amount of juice from the pears may leak out during cooking.


  1. This cake makes me hungry! :)

  2. That is one of the most beautiful cakes I've seen in a while! I love that you left the pear skins on for the contrasting color - and so much extra flavor, I'm sure!

  3. Aww, thanks you guys.
    Cat: I rarely peel my fruits & veggies, and I thought red pears were lovely on this.

  4. Gorgeous cake. I want to eat some now.

  5. So happy to discover your blog! Let me know if you dehydrate the tofu. Wondering how it would work out in the dehydrator. :)

  6. Was a great success with my church family! Thank you SO much for sharing. :-)

  7. SLBrown: I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

  8. Hi, I don't have any agave nectar at home so I was wondering if you could tell me how much sugar to substitute for agave...

  9. Sorry, I haven't tried it with sugar so you'd have to experiment.


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