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Healthy Ginger Cake

Healthy Ginger Cake (Gluten & Grain Free)

  • Prep Time: 15 - 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 - 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 - 8 slices
  • Category: Sweets
  • Cuisine: Cake


2 medium to large pears

1 cup ground almonds

¼ cup coconut flour

¾ cup cassava flour

1/4 cup arrowroot

1 teaspoon baking powder (gluten/aluminium fee)

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

pinch sea salt

½ cup coconut sugar (or Honey/Erythritol)

2 large free range eggs

½ cup pear puree

1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

⅓ cup olive oil

⅓ cup almond milk


Tahini Drizzle:

4  tablespoon tahini

2  tablespoon maple syrup or honey

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

3-4  tablespoon almond milk


Topping Options:

toasted flaked almonds

edible flowers

coconut chips



  1. Peel, quarter and core pears and cut into smaller pieces. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  3. Grease and line 10″ x 4½” loaf tin.
  4. In a large bowl mix together the ground almonds, coconut, and cassava flour, arrowroot, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, salt and sugar and set aside.
  5. In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, pear puree, grated ginger, olive oil, and almond milk.
  6. Now add the liquid mixture to the dry mix and mix until well combined. It should be a thick batter.
  7. Fold in the cubed pears.
  8. Scoop the mixture into your prepared tin and level out the surface.
  9. Bake for about 40-45 min or until a cocktail stick comes out clean or with just a few crumbs.
  10. Remove from the oven once ready and leave to cool down for 20 min before removing from the tin. Allow it to cool down further on a rack.
  11. In the meantime whisk all of the ingredients for the tahini drizzle.
  12. When the cake is room temperature place it on the serving plate and pour over the drizzle mixture letting it drip over the sides.
  13. Top with your choices of toasted flaked almonds, edible flowers, thyme sprigs, coconut chips or fresh pears.
  14. Serve and enjoy!

Healthy Ginger Cake

Healthy Ginger Cake


For the Pear Puree: Peel, quarter and core two medium to large pears and place in a small pot with a little water. Cover and cook until soft. Strain and blend until smooth puree forms.

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