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Warming Flourless Pear Chocolate Almond Cake Recipe

Warming Flourless Pear Chocolate Almond Cake Recipe

Credit: Jacqueline Alwill

This cake is a nourishing take on the more traditional fruity and chocolate cake recipes we all know and love. I’ve swapped grain-based flours for nutrient dense almonds and made the cake deliciously rich with dark chocolate and seasonal winter pears.

Serves: 6–8



  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 1½ cups almond meal
  • ⅓ cup arrowroot flour
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder
  • 100g dark chocolate, grated
  • 4 ripe pears, peeled & cut into quarters
  1. Preheat oven to 170C.
  2. Grease 20cm round cake tin and line base.
  3. Combine coconut oil, maple syrup and eggs in mixing bowl and whisk until creamy.
  4. Add almond meal, arrowroot, cacao and grated chocolate and mix.
  5. Spoon half mixture into cake tin, layer half pear pieces and repeat.
  6. Bake in middle of oven for 40–45 mins.
  7. Remove from oven, allow to set for 10–15 mins in tin then slice and serve.


Jacqueline Alwill

Jacqueline Alwill, founder of The Brown Paper Bag, is an Australian nutritionist, author, presenter and mum. She is dedicated to improving the health, wellbeing and happiness of all individuals. Jacqueline’s philosophy on health lays the foundations for the experience that clients and the community have in her practice, workshops and the food they cook.