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Pear, Cardamom, and Brazil Nut Cake Recipe

Pear, Cardamom, and Brazil Nut Cake Recipe

Loaded with pears, brazil nuts and spiced with a hint of cardamom this Pear Cardamom and Brazil Nut Cake is melt-in-your-mouth delicious! This sophisticated cake pairs perfectly with afternoon coffee or tea or if you have a sweet tooth like us, basically anytime you get a craving. Made with simple, fresh ingredients; it’s easy to make and even easier to impress with!

pear cardamom brazil nut cake


Brazil Nuts are Underrated

When you think of common nuts, you probably think of walnuts, almonds and pistachios. However, Brazil nuts not only have this amazingly smooth, buttery flavor but they are also nutritional powerhouses, as they host a myriad of health benefits, including reducing inflammation and supporting brain and thyroid function. Brazil nuts can also be quite versatile and can be eaten in a variety of different ways. You can eat them raw, roasted, as well they can be used in baking, and hands down our favorite thing to do with Brazil nuts: use them to make delicious vegan cheese and milk! The versatility, taste and health benefits of the brazil nut are what makes it such an essential part of our pantry and why we believe that it is one of the most underrated, underused nut. So the next time you’re on the lookout for a wholesome hearty nut, be sure to add these to your cart. 

pear cardamom brazil nut cake


What You Need To Make Pear Cardamom and Brazil Nut Cake

  • free-range eggs
  • brown sugar 
  • Greek yogurt 
  • ground almonds 
  • brazil nuts 
  • spelt flour 
  • Cinnamon, cardamom and ginger 
  • 2 pears
  • Mascarpone cheese
  • Honey
  • Toasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds

pear cardamom brazil nut cake

How To Make Pear Cardamom and Brazil Nut Cake

This recipe may look super fancy, but it’s fairly easy to make. To start, preheat the oven to 350F, and grease a 21cm cake pan.

Next, mix together the flour, Brazil nut ground, almond meal, baking soda, and spices.

Then, in a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, yogurt, oil, and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients, and mix until you have a smooth batter. Fold the finely diced pears into the batter and then pour the batter into the prepared cake tin.

Bake for 45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean and allow the cake to cool in the tin for 10 minutes or so, then carefully invert it onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

For the topping, mix the mascarpone and honey. Spread the mascarpone cream on the cooled cake, and sprinkle with the toasted seeds. 

pear cardamom brazil nut cake


What Pears Should You Use For Baking?

Pears are one of the most versatile fruits and can be used in everything from tarts and bread to salads and pork chops. But with many varieties out there, a common question that gets asked is what pears work best in baking? We recommend using Bartlett, Bosc, and Anjou pears. These varieties have the highest volume and are widely available in grocery stores year-round.

pear cardamom brazil nut cake


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