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Nancy's Pear and Almond Birthday Cake

Prep Time:

30 minutes

Cook Time:

45 minutes


10 Servings





  • 6 large pears-cut into quarters

  • 100ml brandy/rum

  • 150g ground almonds

  • 50g flour

  • 100g peanut butter

  • 100g coconut butter

  • 100g honey

  • 100g sugar

  • 50g desiccated coconut

  • 4 eggs

  • 5g baking powder


  • 100ml honey

  • 50g sugar

  • 10g grated fresh ginger

  • 1/4 sliced lemon

  • 100ml water

  • 50ml brandy/rum

  • 10g cumin seeds


  1. pre-heat the oven to 180oC

  2. simmer all the syrup ingredients for 20 minutes

  3. cut pears into 1/4s place in a 35cm round tin with 100ml of rum/brandy

  4. place in the oven for 15 minutes

  5. place all the other ingredients into a mixing bowl and beat for 2 minutes

  6. spoon the mixture over the pears and bake in the oven for 45 minutes

  7. once out the oven cool for 5 minutes and turn upside down on a cooling wire (the pears should be visible)

  8. immediately pour over the hot cake

  9. allow to cool for one hour

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