This gorgeous dessert is surprisingly simple to make. Try it for yourself!


  • 3 eggs

  • 100ml Honey or Maple Syrup

  • 50 ml Olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon Almond Extract

  • 3 small pears (approx 350g) grated with skins on with a large hole cheese grater

  • 225g ground Almonds

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon Bicarb of Soda

  • ½ teaspoon fine salt

  • 50g flaked almonds for topping


  • 1.

    Pre heat the oven to160*C and grease and line a round 22cm tin.

  • 2.

    Separate the eggs into 2 bowls, beat the egg whites till stiff peaks and leave to one side.

  • 3.

    To the yolks add the maple syrup, olive oil and grated pears and mix together.

  • 4.

    Now add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix well.

  • 5.

    Lastly fold in the beaten egg whites.

  • 6.

    Pour into a greased and lined 9 inch sprung tin and sprinkle with the flaked almonds.

  • 7.

    Bake for one hour. The cake should have shrunk away from the sides of the tin.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (8 servings)

  • Energy 361kj
  • Fat Total 28g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Protein 11g
  • Carbohydrate 19g
  • Sugar 11g
  • Sodium 198mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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