This fresh pear cake is subtly flavored with spices, like ginger and cinnamon, and topped with fresh pears. It’s naturally sweetened, vegan friendly, and includes a gluten-free option. It’s the perfect cake to celebrate the delicious fall fruit!
I don’t usually get tired of all the pumpkin and apple-y treats this time of year, but sometimes it’s nice to try something a little different. I think pears often get overlooked as a delicious autumnal flavor alternative, but the sweet and tender fruit adds something special to baked treats, like this simple spice cake. It’s not overly spicy, like gingerbread, but subtly flavored with just a touch of cinnamon and ginger, which complements the pears perfectly.
The pears are pretty fanned out and baked on top of the cake, but you could also chop them up and mix them into the batter as well. Both options produce a moist, yummy, and lightly sweetened cake that can be served for breakfast/brunch or for dessert. It just so happens to be naturally sweetened, vegan friendly, and includes a gluten-free option as well!
I also brushed a simple maple syrup glaze onto the cake when it came out of the oven, which gave it a little shine and some extra sweetness, but it’s totally optional. It’s good either way!
This fresh pear cake is based off of my apple cake recipe, so if you like this cake, you definitely will want to give that one a try as well! Scroll down for even more fall inspired dessert ideas!Print