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Spiced Pear & Almond Cake



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  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 180 g water (180mL)
  • 300 g raw almonds
  • 1 lemon, zest strips only
  • 45 g brown rice flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 60 g extra virgin olive oil
  • 100 g Rapadura Sugar
  • 2 pears, thinly sliced
  • 40 g sliced almonds
  • 6
    1h 10min
    Preparation 10min
  • 7
  • 8
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Recipe's preparation

  1. Preheat oven 180C .

    Line the base and sides of a spring-form 23 cm cake tin.


    Combine chia seeds and water in a small bowl and set aside 5 mins.  Stir, then leave a further couple of mins


    Add almonds and zest strips into TM bowl and mill 40 sec/speed 10


    Add flour, baking powder, spices and salt to the TM bowl and combine

    30 sec/speed 4.


    SET ASIDE into a small bowl.


    Combine vanilla, olive oil, sugar and the reserved chia seed mixture for

    40-60 sec/speed 8


    Add reserved dry ingredients and combine well 30 sec/speed 4


    Pour cake mixture into tin and spread out evenly.  Cover top of cake with the pear slices and scatter over the sliced almonds.


    Bake for 50-60 mins.


    Remove from oven and cool in tin for 10 mins before transferring to a cooling rack.  Serve warm or room temp with a dollop of whipped sweetened coconut cream or cashew cream


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To sweeten coconut cream, you can use maple syrup, honey (not vegan), or coconut nectar.  I used the nectar part of Organic Coconut Spread.  Add it to the coconut cream then whip.  Put the cream in the fridge and it will thicken up to dollop consistency.

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  • Add 1 tsp of the Christmas

    Submitted by Shezzie123 on 30. October 2016 - 22:34.

    Add 1 tsp of the Christmas spice mix 

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  • Hey.  No I don't know.  It

    Submitted by Nana Fifi on 22. September 2015 - 19:14.

    Hey.  No I don't know.  It never lasts long enough in my house to freeze as it gets gobbled up pretty quick.  It is a dense cake and I am meaning to substitute the chia with ground linseed for a slightly lighter alternative.  Let me know if you do freeze it! xx

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  • Do you know if this freezes

    Submitted by nscrim31 on 22. September 2015 - 14:04.

    Do you know if this freezes well?

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