This is a great pear cake with crumbles on top. The crumbles are crunchy even thought they don’t have any sugar in them at all, instead I use Stevia-sweet Baking Granules 1:1.
You can use any type of fruit for this recipe, berries, apples, plums etc.
A nice and quick go to cake that never lasts long in my house.
Makes: 14cm wide cake ring or cake pan
Prep time: 25 min
Cooking: 55min at 180 degree celsius pre heated oven (middle shelf)
For the batter you need:
- 1-2 fresh Pears (cut into slices for decorating the batter before baking)
- 4 eggs Medium ( egg white beaten stiff separately)
- 80g Almond flour / ground almonds – mixed ground nuts work too.
- 40g Coconut flour
- 40g Coconut oil or Butter melted
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- sprinkle of Nutmeg
- 6 tbsp lemons juice
- 1/2 tbsp baking powder
- 1-3 knife-tips Stevia-sweet 90% powder dissolved in 1 table spoons hot water
Note: getting the sweetness to the desired level is a matter of trial and error, the best thing is to start with a smaller amount of whatever Stevia you have on hand, it can be ready-use, liquid or tabs (need to be dissolved too), adding more is easier than diluting – you could end up with a huge amount of treat -Don’t have any Stevia yet? – you can always use normal sweetener products until you are set up.
Process for batter:
Prepare the Pears into slices and set aside.
Melt the coconut oil with the lemon juice into a pan on low heat.
Beat egg whites stiff.
Mix egg yolks with stevia and cinnamon until creamy and well combined.
Add in the oil lemon mix and combine well.
Add in almond flour and coconut flour (best sieved) , mix well.
The batter may be thick and sticky now, add a tiny bit of water or more lemon juice to make it slightly more smooth.
Gently stir in the beaten egg white until the mass is smooth and fluffy.
Fill into the grease proof paper lined cake pan decorate with Pear slices.
Set a side to prepare crumbles.
Prepare the crumbles:
- 50g Stevia-sweet Baking Granules 1:1
- 50g coconut oil or butter
- 30g ground Almonds
- 20g Coconut flour
- 50g desiccated unsweetened Coconut
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon or allspice
Melt the coconut oil in a pan.
Add the Stevia-sweet Baking Granules 1:1 mix well.
Add the rest of the ingredients and combine, spoon on top of the batter covered with pear slices press down a little.
Bake for approx. 55min at 180degree celsius, keep turning every so often for even browning.
Tip: my cake went quite dar after 25min, I covered it with some kitchen foil to stop it going too dark.
Check that the cake is done by piercing the middle with a knitting needle or similar, it the needle come out clean the centre is cooked.
This cake keep well in the fridge for a few days, it can also be frozen.
I hope you enjoy this variation of my crumble cakes.