Cinnamon-Pear Cake

October 3, 2011 § 1 Comment

It’s been a while since I have blogged last. We’ve since bought a Thermomix and I have been slack with adding my contributions to my poor old blog. I hope it’s still useful now though. All our meals are dairy-free now since my daughter was diagnosed with an allergy earlier on in the year.

Here’s a delicious moist cake that is quick and easy to whip up and will satisfy even the most die-hard dairy fans (cos they won’t know the difference!). It’s very flexible and adaptable as well so you can get creative (try changing the fruit/nut added to it, omit the fruit and nuts entirely but add cacao powder and make a simple icing.. you get the idea!).


Preheat moderate oven.

In a bowl, place:


  • 1 cup SR flour (plain or wholemeal)
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup organic dessicated coconut
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk (whether it be rice/cashew/almond/oat)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil (grape-seed or coconut oil is what we tend to use)
  • pinch cinnamon


  1. Mix thoroughly to combine. Pour into an oiled loaf tin.
  2. Now grab a pear. Peel it, core it and slice it thinly. Now layer it in a single line on top of the raw mixture. Sprinkle with a shake of cinnamon and some raw sugar.
  3. Bake on a moderate heat for 35 minutes or until the top is golden. Let it cool and serve. Beautiful served cold with cream.

Enjoy! 🙂


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