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Walnut Pear Spelt Cake

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Pears and walnuts make a winning combination in this tender and moist spelt cake, based on this recipe. It is a perfect companion to a hot cup of freshly brewed tea on a chilly afternoon and guaranteed to become a favorite!

  • 4 Pears
  • 2 tbsp Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 125 g Butter, softened
  • 100 g Raw sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 175 g Refined spelt flour
  • 75 g Walnuts, ground
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 60 ml Coconut milk
  • 75 g Sultanas
  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup or honey
  1. Peel and cut pears into quarters. Remove the cores and thinly slice one pear. Dice the rest of pears. Place sliced and diced pears in a bowl and toss with lemon juice.
  2. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Grease and flour a standard loaf pan. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy and the sugar is dissolved. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Whisk together the spelt flour, ground walnuts, baking powder and spices. Add half of flour mixture into the creamed mixture, fold to combine. Add in coconut milk, then rest of flour mixture. Fold until combined. Now fold in diced pears and sultanas.
  3. Spoon into the pan and smooth the surface. Arrange the sliced pears in the center of the cake and gently press into the mixture. Bake for 60 - 70 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  4. Remove the cake from the oven and brush with the maple syrup or honey. Cool the cake in the pan for 15 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with a little icing sugar if desired. | © 2017 | | © 2017 |


My Inner Chick 2/2/17 03:23


WOW. x

Balvinder 2/2/17 07:23

This cake looks beautiful and delicious!

Ivy 2/2/17 11:19

It looks delicious.

Nava K 2/2/17 12:26

This is not fair. How can you tickle my taste-buds with this rightly made and rightly spelt cake. Hunger.

Susan 2/2/17 14:53

This bread looks perfect and I absolutely love pears. A must try for sure!

Tricia Buice 2/2/17 15:20

I LOVE the way you placed the sliced pears in the top - so simple and so beautiful! This cake sounds perfect and would be a welcome addition to afternoon tea! Thanks Angie :)

Helene Dsouza 2/2/17 15:44

walnut and pears are meant to be used together and your cake married them well. :D
I can imagine having it with a cup of coffee, even for breakfast.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 2/2/17 15:52

What a gorgeous loaf, Angie! This makes me want to run right out and buy pears :)

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 2/2/17 16:14

Goodness gracious, this cake looks AMAZING, Angie!!!! I loooove pears and walnuts, but I've never had them together in a cake before! Clearly that needs to change immediately! I've been having some rough days, and I'm thinking devouring this entire beauty might make me forget about my troubles! SO YUM! Cheers, friend!

Nammi 2/2/17 18:20

oh my , I want a piece of that Angie!! Email me the whole loaf :D

Koko 2/2/17 18:31

This looks DELICIOUS!! I love the sliced pears on top!

Evelyne CulturEatz 2/2/17 18:40

Loev a fruit cake like this, brings in a not of summer. Really nice presentation with the slices like that on top.

Monica 2/2/17 18:57

That's a beautiful loaf cake. Love the combination of fragrant pears with walnuts very much! It would be a knockout to serve for afternoon tea!

Kelly 2/2/17 20:14

This loaf is beautiful, Angie! I love the sliced pears on top and it sounds perfect with walnuts!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 2/2/17 20:38

Oh, my gosh, this is one beautiful loaf! Between the chopped and sliced pears, every single bite must be delicious!!!

Jean | 2/2/17 20:52

Angie, this is gorgeous! Thanks for reminding me about pear loaf cake. Next time I want to remember to put the slices on top just the way you did.

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 2/2/17 20:57

Oh I so agree! Pears + walnuts is such a great combo! This bread would be perfect right now with my tea!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 2/2/17 22:01

What a spectacular cake. Wish I had a slice right now! Pears are so good and in my humble opinion not used enough!

Karen (Back Road Journal) 2/2/17 22:17

Your pear cake turned out beautifully…I know I would love a slice.

Yi 2/2/17 23:30

The pear + walnut combination sounds amazing. This cake makes a perfect breakfast or afternoon tea snack. Thanks for the recipe.

Unknown 3/2/17 01:01

I love the taste of walnuts in pastries and bread. It reminds me of my grandmother and her famous banana, cranberry walnut bread. I bet she would love this recipe.

Unknown 3/2/17 01:48

That is one beautiful cake. And it sounds super delicious!

Kitchen Riffs 3/2/17 04:34

You're right -- this would be terrific with tea! Lovely recipe -- thanks.

Alida@mylittleitaliankitchen 3/2/17 11:46

Absolutely wonderful with a good cup of coffee or tea! And it looks fab too!

Christine Ho 3/2/17 13:19

Pears and walnuts win my heart too. Your cake looks so delicious. Can I have a slice of it, Angie?

Jeff the Chef 3/2/17 13:29

This may well be the most beautiful loaf cake I've ever seen. Baked pears are so delicious, and way you've arranged them is so cool.

GiGi Eats Celebrities 3/2/17 19:11

The aroma of walnuts and pear wafting through your kitchen when you made this - HUBBA HUBBA!

grace 3/2/17 19:44

what a unique loaf, angie! love the walnut-pear combo, and its appearance is probably the best, most clever i've ever seen!

Cheri Savory Spoon 4/2/17 01:46

HI Angie, What a beautiful cake you have created, love how you placed the pears on top and have even more on the inside. Also the ground walnuts sound like they give this cake so much flavor. Very nice!!

Barbara 4/2/17 14:48

I'm loving all your spelt recipes, Angie. Keep it up! This pear/spelt loaf looks divine!

Nancy Chan 4/2/17 16:01

Your cake looks so delicious. Great to enjoy with a cup of hot coffee!

Sharmila kingsly 4/2/17 18:13

Awesome and just yummy.. I badly wanted a slice :)

Choclette 4/2/17 20:21

What an unusual way to arrange the pears on the top of the cake, it's very effective. Sounds delicious too.

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 5/2/17 00:46

I've never been a fan of pears, but I bet baked into this cake I would change my tune pretty fast! Next time my husband asks for pears, this will happen!

Debra Eliotseats 5/2/17 17:39

I love the top of your bread. Arranging fruit like this in quick breads is a wonderful idea.

fimere 5/2/17 18:12

tout simplement délicieux j'aime beaucoup
bonne soirée

Rosita Vargas 5/2/17 19:04

Se ve muy lindo y rico con las especias,saludos y abrazos.

Vicki Bensinger 5/2/17 22:52

This is beautiful Angie and I love the slices of pear on top of the loaf. Great recipe and healthy ingredients! I always love what you have to share.

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Beth 6/2/17 00:39

Walnuts and pears - what a great combination! This cake looks terrific.

All That I'm Eating 6/2/17 12:01

This looks so lovely, I really like the pears sticking out of the top!

Tania | My Kitchen Stories 6/2/17 12:25

This is THE best cake. My god it looks like my perfect cake.

Alida@mylittleitaliankitchen 6/2/17 13:35

I love the look of those pears inside!! And spelt is a great cereal to use!

Velva 6/2/17 17:04

Angie, this is a perfect loaf. Not to sweet, and a cross between a bread and a cake. Love it. Very nice.


Pam 6/2/17 18:05

Your loaves of bread are always beautiful. It looks delicious Angie.

Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 6/2/17 18:40

Love how beautifully you have slices and arranged pears. I love walnut and pear both, so I can tell I am gonna love this cake, Angie. Love how healthy and delicious it is.

Unknown 6/2/17 21:18

that's a gorgeous cake!!

tigerfish 7/2/17 16:29

Just have this feeling that the cake will be so good when enjoyed warm, or is it just me craving for a warm slice now :p

Hema 7/2/17 18:22

The cake looks so beautiful, would love to try this some time..

Pam 7/2/17 18:27

Very unique loaf, Angie! It looks delicious! Our neighbors have pear trees and always give us plenty so I'll save this recipe for when they're ripe this summer and bake the bread for them. Thanks for sharing!

Adina 7/2/17 18:30

Beautiful loaf, Angie! I would love a piece. :)

Eva Taylor 7/2/17 19:04

What a beautiful cake Angie, perfect for a little snack or with coffee or tea.

Geri Saucier 7/2/17 19:13

I love this cake. It is so beautiful and looks delicious.

ami@naivecookcooks 7/2/17 20:00

This looks amazing!! I love walnut & pear combo :)

Sharon D. 7/2/17 20:18

It is truly a beautiful cake, Angie! If we were neighbours, I'd be popping over regularly for teatime..haha ;P

Gingi 8/2/17 04:58

Whoa!! This this this! Must pin for one of my Faire Folk gatherings!!! <3 -

mjskit 8/2/17 05:24

this looks absolutely yummy! Love the nuttiness of spelt flour and any bread or cake like this with fruit. I can taste it now! Nice recipe Angie.

Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen 8/2/17 18:06

I'm so glad I dropped by. This looks like another stunner, Angie. I was going to make cookies but this is going to be my treat this week.

Evi @ greenevi 8/2/17 18:09

This looks incredibly gorgeous, Angie !!

Juliana 8/2/17 19:57

What a beautiful cake Angie...I love all the ingredients in it...a slice of this cake would be perfect with a cup of tea.
I hope you are having a great week :)

[Reply] 9/2/17 04:04

Love this cake Angie !
Look stunning !

Reeni 10/2/17 01:18

What a gorgeous bread Angie! I love pears in baked goods! Perfect with a cup of tea.

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 10/2/17 01:39

So pretty and delicious looking. I would struggle to stop at one slice Angie :D

Sabrina 13/2/17 03:14

Yum, this cake looks delicious!

Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living 13/2/17 15:57

What a stunning cake Angie - love how you placed the pear slices on top!

Anne@ASaladForAllSeasons 15/2/17 01:48

I agree, Angie, walnuts and pears are perfect together! What a lovely cake and I love the way those pears fan out on the top! :)

noobcook 15/2/17 05:06

another perfect bake :)

Rachel @ Bakerita 16/2/17 01:07

This cake looks SO delicious, I absolutely love how you arranged the pears on top!

MunatyCooking 16/2/17 01:20

Love the combination Angie, I make mine with Almonds but your version looks so delicious and just perfect!

Marcelle 17/2/17 15:42

Wow, I bet this smelled amazing while it was baking!! Walnut and pears are meant for each other :) great recipe, Angie!

nadia 20/2/17 16:06

Looks absolutely divine! Love pears in cakes :D

Zaza 22/2/17 14:38

Wow Angie, this cake looks so so yummy! And your photos are gorgeous!

My Little Space 1/3/17 04:56

Oh man, this looks so GOOD !

Choclette 7/3/17 15:05

Oh yes, pear and walnuts are a great combination. I'm not sure I've ever had them together in cake form. This looks delicious.


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