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Honey Cake with Caramelized Pears

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup boiling water + 1 English breakfast tea bag, steeped for 2-3 minutes
  • 1 ½ cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon course salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil, + 1 teaspoon

Caramelized Pears

  • 4 medium pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 sprigs mint, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Pour ½ cup boiling water in a mug and add the teabag. Steep for 2-3 minutes. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

  2. In a large bowl, combine gluten free all purpose flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, honey, tea, avocado oil and applesauce. Mix wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.

  4. Use 1 teaspoon of avocado oil to grease a 9 inch springform pan, then pour in the batter. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.

  5. In a large skillet, add avocado oil over medium heat. Add honey and cinnamon, and stir for a minute or two. Add pears and cook, stirring gently for approximately 10 minutes until pears are caramelized.

  6. Remove pan from the oven and cool for 30-60 minutes. Top cake by placing sliced pears clockwise and garnish with 2 sprigs of mint. Slice into 16 servings.

Recipe Notes

Nutrient Analysis:
Serving size: 1/16th of cake, Calories: 200, Fat: 5 grams, Saturated fat: 0.5 grams, Carbohydrates: 35 grams, Sugar: 23 grams, Sodium: 140 milligrams, Fiber: 3 grams, Protein: 2 grams, Cholesterol: 150 milligrams