Pear Cardamom Cake

Pear Cardamom Cake

You might think that cardamom is not really an ingredient for a summer recipe. But to be honest, doesn’t it feel like summer is almost over? With this cloudy and rainy weather… Nevertheless, this recipe is definitely perfect for those rainy and stormy Sundays, where you just want to sit on the couch the whole day with a big cup of tea or chai latte! I guess that this recipe is actually one of my favourite baking recipes as the cake is full of flavour and the texture is fluffy and moistures! Yummy! Are you going to make it?


  • 200 g of whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of grounded cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of grounded cardamom
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g olive oil
  • 80 g agave syrup
  • 180 g yoghurt (any type you like!)
  • 2 pears 


Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius. First, put the dry ingredients in a bowl: flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cardamom & salt. Mix this together with a whisk. Take a second bowl and add here the wet ingredients: eggs, olive oil, agave syrup and yoghurt. Also, mix this together with a whisk. Now, slowly pour the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients whilst whisking it thoroughly. When everything is mixed well, put the bowl aside for now. Clean the pears. You can now either slice them (in the length) or just cut them in cubes. When cutting them in cubes, you can just whisk it through the mixture so the pear will be through the whole batter. In case you slice them, you can put some slices on the bottom and top of the cake. Now pour the cake batter in a greased cake thin. Put it in the oven for about 40 minutes. It is ok if the cake is still a bit ‘wet’ (not too wet though). Take the cake out of the cake thin. Cool the cake down a bit before serving. Serve it when it is still a bit warm, then the taste is the best for sure!

  • Optional
    If you don’t really like pear, you can replace the pear for apple or you can even do one-half apple and the other half pear.

  • Nutritional value per slice (when cutting in 12 slices):
    188 calories – 9.8 g fat, of which 1.6 saturated – 22.8 g carbohydrates, of which 2.8 g fibre and 8.7 g sugar – 4 g protein


Anna & Marit

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