Almond Flour Pear Cake is a deliciously moist and naturally gluten-free cake that is spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. This cake comes together in less than an hour and is perfect with a cup of coffee.

Almond Flour Pear Cake on a plate with pear in the background.

You’re going to love this simple and delicious recipe for almond flour pear cake. Made with a few ingredients, this recipe is easy to make and perfect with a hot cup of coffee or tea.

The texture of this cake can’t be beat! It’s both light and dense, and perfectly moist. The diced pear gives it a soft sweet bite. It’s one recipe you’ll make again and again.

If you love almond cakes, then you need to try my Almond Flour Apple Cake, made with maple syrup. And if almond cookies are what you’re craving, then you definitely need to make these Italian Almond Chocolate Cookies. For another pear treat, try this Italian Pear Cake recipe!

Slice of Almond Flour Pear Cake on a white plate.

Read on to see how easy it is to make Almond Flour Pear Cake!

Almond Flour Pear Cake

This spiced almond flour pear cake is a great way to use up pears. Plus, it’s made with simple ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand.

Firstly, you will need to spray and line a round 9-inch cake pan with parchment paper. This will help the cake release from the pan without leaving any pieces of cake behind.

Then, whisk together the almond flour, baking powder, salt and spices.

overhead photo of dry ingredients in a glass bowl.

In a separate bowl, beat together the unsalted room-temperature butter and sugar. You want to mix until the butter and sugar are fluffy; about two minutes. Then, beat in the eggs until well combined.

overhead photo of butter, sugar, and eggs mixed together in a glass bowl.

Next, add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until well combined.

overhead photo of cake batter in a glass bowl with a spatula.

Lastly, fold in the diced pears and mix until well combined.

overhead photo of batter for almond flour pear cake with pears on top.

Baking with pears

Pears have a tendency to be very moist when they are overly ripe. For this recipe, I recommend using a firmer Bosc pear and dice it into about ¼ inch pieces.

close up of diced pear on a wooden cutting board.

Here, I only use on pear. I have made this recipe with more than one pear and find that the batter gets too moist.

If you only have a very ripe pear on hand, it’s best to place sliced pear on top of the batter rather than incorporating it into the batter. That way you get the flavor of the pear without making the batter too wet.

Bake until toothpick comes out clean

Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth out the top of the cake with your spatula. Bake in a preheated oven for about 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.

overhead photo of almond flour pear cake batter in a cake pan.

Almond flour cakes have the tendency to bake faster than other cakes. So be sure to keep an eye on the cake and don’t over bake it.

Baked almond flour pear cake on a round white plate.

Let the cake cool completely before slicing and serving it. If you cut into the cake too soon, you risk it crumbling and falling apart.

To finish off the cake, dust the top with powdered sugar.

Almond Flour Pear cake dusted with powdered sugar on a round plate.

How to store almond flour pear cake

This is a great make-ahead recipe that keeps well for days. Leftover cake should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Alternatively, you can freeze the cake in an airtight container or ziplock bag for up to a month.

Almond Flour Pear Cake on a plate with a slice taken out of it.

Cake Recipes that use fruit

Baking with fruit is a great way to add flavor and moisture to your cake recipes. Here are some more delicious cake recipes that use fruit:

Italian Apple Cake

Lemon Polenta Cake

Blueberry Ricotta Coffee Cake

Pineapple Bundt Cake

Cranberry Orange Spice Cake

Carrot Pineapple Cake

Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake

Apple Spice Cake

Orange Mascarpone Bundt Cake

Bourbon Pecan Banana Cake

Pineapple Zucchini Bundt Cake

Brown Butter Banana Cake

Almond Flour Pear Cake on a plate with a slice cut out of it.

I hope you love this recipe for Almond Flour Pear Cake. Be sure to comment below if you try it. Enjoy!

Almond Flour Pear Cake on a plate with pear in the background.

Almond Flour Pear Cake

Deliciously moist and easy to make Almond Flour Pear Cake is naturally gluten-free and great for dessert or a midday snack! Make sure you use a pear that is firm and not too ripe.
4.96 from 23 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 373kcal
Cost: 6-7


  • 9 inch cake pan


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 firm pear, diced
  • powdered sugar for dusting (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a cake pan with nonstick cooking spray and line the bottom with parchment paper; set aside.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, cloves, and ginger; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, use a handheld mixer to beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy; about two minutes. Add in the eggs and mix until combined. Pour in the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Fold in the diced pears.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared cake pan. Bake on the center rack in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean. Let sit for 10 minutes then carefully remove cake from pan and let cool on wire rack completely.
  • Optional: dust with powdered sugar before serving.



Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to a week. Can also freeze in an airtight container for up to a month. 


Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 353mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 462IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I never write reviews, but I had to for this one because it’s so delicious!
    I’ll confess I’m not one for exact measurements but it still turned out great, I used 1/2 cup of maple syrup instead of sugar and added vanilla and cardamom, and my family have eaten the whole thing in one day both times I’ve made it! Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    I rarely comment but this cake deserves a big YES, MAKE ME! Even if you’re not gluten free you will love it! My husband asked me to make it again!

    1. I’ve made this cake 3 times because it’s good and easy.
      It only rose an inch this time.
      What could of happened?
      Also I don’t remember the batter being too thick to pour.

      1. Perhaps you forgot to include the baking powder or your baking powder is expired. It’s hard to say for sure what went wrong especially since you’ve made it right so many times! Hope it was delicious either way 🙂

  3. I made this and it turned out GREAT! I did peel the pears and doubled the amount, I also sliced thinly and layer on top after putting in baking dish instead one mixing in. I baked it for about 15 more minutes than suggested. Overall, I will make it again and really enjoy it as well as everyone that has had a piece. Thank you!

  4. I’m making this cake at the moment. While it’s in the oven, I watched the video of how to make it and the subtitles say there’s baking soda in it but the recipe reads baking powder. I’m hoping it’s baking powder!! 😄

      1. 5 stars
        What a tasty cake! My husband loves it too and he eats cake with gluten in it. Awesome recipe! Thank you, Angela.

  5. 5 stars
    Delicious and so easy! I melted the butter instead, whisked the sugar through the melted butter (I used 1/3 cup coconut sugar, 3/4 cup normal sugar would have made it way too sweet for us). I added the wet ingredients (I whisked the eggs first) to the dry ingredients and stirred with a large spoon. The cake was lovely and moist.

  6. 5 stars
    Usually I go with apple spice cake. But love the flavor of pear in this! Trying to cut out gluten as well. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. 5 stars
    This was such a light and fluffy treat that does not disappoint! Exactly what I needed to cure my sweet tooth; delicious!

  8. 5 stars
    I so rarely use pears in cakes and desserts but I don’t know why because I love them. This cakes looks and sounds so good. Plus, it’s such a nice alternative to apple cake. Pinning for later!

  9. 5 stars
    That looks gorgeous and makes a nice change from apples. Can’t wait to make this and serve with a big dollop of cream!