Sweet Pear Cake {gluten-free, vegan}
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Serves: 6
 
This is a moist, dense and flavorful cake that uses ripened pears.
Ingredients
  • 4 large ripe pears - peeled, cored and sliced thinly
  • 1 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 cup organic coconut sugar
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 cup sorghum flour
  • ½ cup tapioca starch
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum or guar gum
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax + 8 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 teaspoon high quality vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Combine sliced pears, cane sugar, coconut sugar, and pecans in a large bowl. Let sit for an hour. Blend together until mostly smooth. Transfer back to bowl.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8.5"x11" baking dish.
  3. Sift together brown rice flour, sorghum flour, coconut flour and tapioca starch into a medium bowl. Add xanthan or guar gum, baking soda and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
  4. Whisk together ground flax and warm water in a small bowl. Let sit 5-10 minutes until thickened. Add to the rest of the mixture.
  5. Add in vanilla. Stir until combined. The batter will be very thick. Spread out into the prepared baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour 15 minutes, until an inserted pick comes out clean.
  6. Let cool completely before icing (optional), slicing and serving.
Recipe by These Things I Love at http://thesethingsilove.com/2013/12/sweet-pear-cake-gluten-free-vegan/