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Slow-Cooker Pear + Lavender Cake

By Meg Yonson

IQS- Bake and wait? Not with this geniu Pear + Lavender Slow-Cooker Cake
  • 8-10 servings
  • Prep - 15 mins
    Cooking - 4 hours
  • Total - 4 hours 15 mins
IQS- Bake and wait? Not with this geniu Pear + Lavender Slow-Cooker Cake

If you’ve never used your slow cooker to make dessert, we urge you to try this one! Slow cooking a cake leaves it super moist in the middle with a crispy edge.  

Servings: 8-10
Preparation: 15 mins
Cooking: 4 hours

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond meal.
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour (or regular plain flour if you prefer).
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder.
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder.
  • 2 eggs.
  • 1/4 cup milk.
  • 125g unsalted butter, melted.
  • 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup.
  • 1 medium pear, one half cut into chunks, the other half cut into thin wedges.
  • 1-2 teaspoon dried lavender buds (depending on how much you like lavender).

Directions

1. Line a 4.5 litre slow-cooker insert with baking paper so that it reaches quite high up the side of the pot.

2. In a large bowl, combine the almond meal, buckwheat flour, baking powder, salt and vanilla powder. Stir well.

3. In a separate small bowl, add in the eggs, milk, melted butter and rice malt syrup. Whisk with a fork until combined. Pour into the dry ingredients and fold through until you form a smooth batter.

4. Add in pear chunks and lavender and stir through. Place mixture into the slow-cooker insert and smooth out the top. Place pear wedges all over the top of the cake and push into the batter.

5. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2. Check the cake by inserting a toothpick into the centre - it should come out clean. If not, continue cooking on high with the lid off.


Note

Don’t want to bother with the novelty of the slow cooker? Cook as you would a normal cake in the oven at 180ºC / 350ºF / Gas Mark 4 for 35 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

A note on sweetness: This cake contains less than half a teaspoon of added sweetener per serve. If you’re new to quitting the white stuff, you may like to add an extra ½ cup of chopped pear into the mix to sweeten it up a little more. If you do this, add two teaspoons of chia seeds to soak up the extra moisture.

I Quit Sugar - Slow-Cooker Lavender + Pear Cake

If you’ve never used your slow cooker to make dessert, we urge you to try this one! Slow cooking a cake leaves it super moist in the middle with a crispy edge.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond meal.
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour (or regular plain flour if you prefer).
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder.
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder.
  • 2 eggs.
  • 1/4 cup milk.
  • 125g unsalted butter, melted.
  • 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup.
  • 1 medium pear, one half cut into chunks, the other half cut into thin wedges.
  • 1-2 teaspoon dried lavender buds (depending on how much you like lavender).

Directions

1. Line a 4.5 litre slow-cooker insert with baking paper so that it reaches quite high up the side of the pot.

2. In a large bowl, combine the almond meal, buckwheat flour, baking powder, salt and vanilla powder. Stir well.

3. In a separate small bowl, add in the eggs, milk, melted butter and rice malt syrup. Whisk with a fork until combined. Pour into the dry ingredients and fold through until you form a smooth batter.

4. Add in pear chunks and lavender and stir through. Place mixture into the slow-cooker insert and smooth out the top. Place pear wedges all over the top of the cake and push into the batter.

5. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2. Check the cake by inserting a toothpick into the centre - it should come out clean. If not, continue cooking on high with the lid off.

Note

Don’t want to bother with the novelty of the slow cooker? Cook as you would a normal cake in the oven at 180ºC / 350ºF / Gas Mark 4 for 35 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

A note on sweetness: This cake contains less than half a teaspoon of added sweetener per serve. If you’re new to quitting the white stuff, you may like to add an extra ½ cup of chopped pear into the mix to sweeten it up a little more. If you do this, add two teaspoons of chia seeds to soak up the extra moisture.

I Quit Sugar - Slow-Cooker Lavender + Pear Cake