Walnut cake with pear recipe


Each month we invite another food blogger to tip us with one of their best recipe’s, inspired from a country or place they have been. Because Christmas is coming up, we’ve asked Benine from Benine’s Kitchen to provide her with a recipe that would perfectly go along with a cup of hot chai tea latte, a fireplace, and Christmas songs.

Introducing the (gluten free) walnut cake with pear!


• 200 grams unsalted butter
• 150 grams sugar
• 4 eggs
• 120 grams of walnuts
• 1,5 teaspoon of cardamom
• 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
• pinch of salt
• pinch of ginger powder
• 160 grams of gluten free self raising baking flour
• 1 pear


How you make the walnut cake with pear?

Preheat the oven on 175 degrees. Use a baking tin of approximately 20 centimetres and grease the tin with butter. Take the butter out of the fridge and use when it’s on room temperature. Mix the butter and sugar until creamy. Add one egg at a time and mix through the mixture.

Use a food processor to chop the walnuts finely, add the chopped walnut to the creamy batter and mix again. Then add cardamom, cinnamon powder, salt and ginger powder and mix. Add gluten free self raising flour and mix shortly. Pour the batter in the baking tin. Rinse and slice the pear in quarters. Then slice every quarter into thin slices, you can leave the skin. Position the slices of pear in a straight line on top of the cake.

Walnut cake with pear recipe

Put the into the oven en bake for 55 minutes. After, take the cake out of the oven and let it cool off for about 5-10 minutes. I can recommend to eat the cake when it’s still a little bit warm though! Sprinkle some powdered sugar on top for for decoration.

For more recipe’s from Benine’s Kitchen, check out her website!



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