Spiced Ginger & Pear Cake
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Serves: 8
  • 1 firm pear (I used beurre bosc)
  • 100g (1 cup) almonds/almond meal
  • 200g (1 cup) macadamias (half for topping)
  • 2 eggs
  • 85g (1/3 cup) maple syrup
  • 130g (1/2 cup) Greek yoghurt
  • 40g (1/2 cup) coconut
  • 40g butter/coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 8 drops DoTERRA Ginger Essential Oil
  • 5 drops DoTERRA Cinnamon Essential Oil
  • 3 drops DoTERRA Wild Orange Essential Oil
  • 1 tsp gingerbread spice mix(or add ½ tsp nutmeg and 1 extra drop of each oil)
  • For Syrup:
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp shredded fresh ginger
  • 3 drops ginger oil
  • + macadamias, toasted flaked almonds and coconut to serve if you want to.
  1. For Thermomix:
  2. Roast macadamia nuts at 160C for 10 mins, cool. Leave oven on.
  3. Line a 20cm round cake tin with baking paper.
  4. Place almonds & half of the macadamia nuts in the TM bowl. Blitz sp8/10sec or until at desired consistency, I like mine to have a little bit of crunch still.
  5. Add eggs, beat sp4/20sec.
  6. Add remaining ingredients, sp4/20sec.
  7. Pour into cake tin.
  8. Bake for 40 mins at 160C
  10. Roast macadamia nuts at 160C for 10 mins, cool. Leave oven on.
  11. Line a 20cm round cake tin with baking paper.
  12. You can use almond/nut meal rather than make your own. If you just have the nuts, process them in a blender or food processor until fine.
  13. Beat butter & maple syrup until thick and creamy.
  14. Add eggs, beat.
  15. Add remaining ingredients and beat until combined.
  16. Pour into cake tin.
  17. Bake for 40 mins at 160C
  18. For SYRUP:
  19. Put honey, water and shredded ginger in a saucepan over a medium heat. Bring to boil then simmer for about 10-15 mins until thickened.
  20. Stir in the essential oil.
  22. Once the cake has cooled, scatter roasted macadamia nuts, almonds and coconut over the cake then drizzle the syrup over the top. Serve with cream or additional Greek yoghurt
Recipe by Annabel Bateman | What Annabel Cooks at https://whatannabelcooks.com/spiced-ginger-pear-cake/