Gluten Free Pear Spice Cake + Caramel Sauce

A delicious and decadent gluten free spiced pear cake with homemade, healthier caramel sauce is the perfect dessert for your holiday table.

Prep: 20 minCook: 25 - 30 minTotal: 45 min
Servings: 8 slices 1x


For the cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 3/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 large bosc pear

For the caramel sauce:

  • 1 14oz. can full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • *optional – powdered sugar for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Combine the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cardamom and sea salt in a bowl. Mix together with a fork.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat together the coconut oil, coconut sugar and eggs.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet until everything is well combined.
  5. Pour the batter into a greased 9inch springform pan.
  6. Peel and core the pear.
  7. Thinly slice the pear and arrange on top of the cake, pressing it into the batter slightly.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
  9. While the cake bakes, combine the coconut milk and coconut sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  10. Cook down for 15-20 minutes until thick and add the vanilla and sea salt.
  11. When the cake has baked, pour over about half of the caramel sauce.
  12. Save the remaining sauce for extra while serving or save for later.
  13. Top with a bit of powdered sugar, if desired, and serve warm.
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