Raw Apple or Pear Cake

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Dienia B.

I made this using fresh pears. It was a big hit. It stayed moist. It seems like a lot of oil but it works.

Top Review by renajune

I loved the fact that this recipe has no dairy or soy, so from there I proceeded to tinker with it until I have one of my favorite recipes! I have lots of canned pears and need to use them.
To the cake:
--used 4 c. of home canned pears and accompanying syrup instead of fresh fruit
--decreased white sugar to 1/2 c.
--added 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
--added 1/4 tsp. cardamom

To the glaze:
--add 1/4 tsp. burnt sugar flavoring
--add 1/4 tsp. maple flavoring
--didn't use any butter or substitute

When I make this into "muffins", I askew the glaze and use a "crunch topping" of 1/2 c. pecans/walnuts, 1/8 c. white sugar, 1 Tbsp. brown sugar ground up in food processor. Of course, you can still add a little glaze and the maple aroma is esp. delightful!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Bake 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 50 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
  3. Mix glaze ingredients to a runny consistency and pour over warm cake.

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