Almond Pear Torte


  • 3/4 Cups of Coconut Sugar (110g)
  • 1/2 Cup of Softened Coconut Oil (100g)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup of Ground Almonds (120g)
  • 1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • 2 Pears

For the Topping

  • 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons of Flaked Almonds

This is such a perfect dessert. It’s comforting and warming and surprisingly easy to whip up. It’s really versatile too- at other times of the year you can swap out the pears with whatever is in season. Serve it warm from the oven with a scoop of cold coconut cream.

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Preheat the oven to 180’C. Cream together the coconut sugar and softened coconut oil with an electric mixer. Add in the vanilla and eggs and whisk until combined.

In a separate bowl, combine the ground almonds and baking powder and mix well.

Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients while mixing.

Grease a springform pan with coconut oil. Use a spatula to spread the mixture out evenly in the pan.

Slice the pears into eighths and press each wedge, skin side up, into the mixture.

Combine the coconut sugar and cinnamon for the topping and sprinkle all over the top. Then sprinkle on the flaked almonds.

Bake at 180’C for about 35 minutes. Serve warm with coconut cream.

4 Comments to Almond Pear Torte

  1. Niamh Walsh says:

    Hi Indy, does it matter which coconut sugar you use in this recipe? I.e. Palm or blossom sugar? Niamh 🙂

  2. Claire says:

    What is the best way to soften the coconut oil? I put my jar in a bowl of hot water but I think it was too soft then and didn’t combine properly with the sugar. The bottom of my cake was very very moist and my pears sunk to the bottom. That said it was really yummy!

    • Indy Power says:

      Hi Claire. Softening coconut oil can be a bit tricky- I keep my jar near a radiator in the kitchen so it’s always quite soft for when I need it. You want the consistency of softened butter. Glad it was still delicious, hope it works out better for you next time!x

  3. Jessica Devine says:

    This is absolutely amazing…. Really easy to make and tastes amazing too.. My 10 year old loved… There wasn’t a piece left! Keep up the amazing recipes.. Doing the tarragon chicken as typing this! Yum yum! ????