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Spiced Pear and Almond Cake Recipe

Looking for a cake that packs a flavorful punch and satisfies your sweet tooth? You’ll definitely want to try this Spiced Pear and Almond Cake, which features the subtle yet distinct taste of Cobram Estate Light Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This cake boasts a delicate balance of aromatic spices, juicy pear slices, and nutty almonds, making it the perfect indulgence for afternoon tea or a sweet treat. The addition of the high-quality olive oil not only adds a depth of flavor, but also provides a healthier alternative to traditional baking oils. So why not treat yourself to a slice (or two) of this delectable spiced pear and almond cake? Your taste buds and your body will thank you.


4 eggs

2/3 cup raw sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Zest of 1 lemon

1/3 cup Cobram Estate Light Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 + ¾ cup almond meal

1/3 cup plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

Pinch of salt

1 teaspoon ground cardamom

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 pears

1/3 cup sliced almonds

Icing sugar, to dust


1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F). Line a 9-inch spring form cake tin with baking paper.

2. Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla until thick and pale; add lemon and Cobram Estate Light Extra Virgin Olive Oil, beat until well combined. Add almond meal and sift in flour, baking powder, a pinch of salt and spices; cardamom, ginger and cinnamon. Core and thinly slice pears and fold them in to the mixture.

3. Transfer to prepared cake tin, scatter with sliced almonds over the top, bake for 60 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.

4. Cool in tin for 10 minutes, before transferring to cool on wire rack. Dust with icing sugar and serve.

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