Pear & Date Upside Down Cake

11694782_10153620444254388_4130870866029103983_nI am always overly excited each time I create a new recipe. I just love sharing it with you all and hearing the feedback! This cake is just too good to keep to myself. I made this cake at 4pm today – and it is now 8pm and completely vanished (in my tummy of course, and my family’s).

This clean pear & date upside down cake is something I am extremely proud to share. And for many reasons; it is moist, fruity, beautifully presented and subtly sweet. The combination of poached pears, and the delicious juices from them, mixed with the spiced cake with the sweetness from dates, really does make for a memorable food experience. I hope you enjoy!







4 pears, cut in halves and poached or 1 can organic pears (soak in hot water for 1 hour)

6 heaped tbls melted coconut oil

1/2 cup rice malt syrup

10 pitted dates, soaked and chopped

1  2/3 cup wholewheat or spelt flour (or flour of choice)

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla bean paste

1 tsp cinnamon

3 eggs

1 cup almond milk

Almond flakes

Sprinkle of stevia


  • Preheat oven to 180°C (not fan forced). Line a circular baking pan with baking paper. Sprinkle stevia on the pan and drizzle 3 tbls melted coconut oil. Place the pear halves face down until they cover the pan base.
  • In an electric mixer pour remaining coconut oil, rice malt syrup and vanilla and mix until creamy.  Add one egg at a time to the mixture until combined.
  • In a large bowl sift flour, cinnamon and baking powder. Add liquid mixture and dates and fold through softly.
  • Add one cup of milk to the cake mixture and beat lightly before pouring over the pears. Place in the oven for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Let cool and then flip to serve!


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