Embark on a delightful culinary journey with our Pear Almond Toffee Cake, a dessert that effortlessly combines the wholesome goodness of pears and almonds, and the decadent allure of toffee.
This delicious vegetarian cake is a symphony of flavors and textures. It features Bob’s Red Mill® Almond Flour and Unbleached White All-Purpose Flour as the foundation, and employs the natural sweetness and soft texture of D’Anjou pears to create a dessert that is as pleasing to the palate as it is to the eye.
The recipe starts with creaming butter and sugar until light and airy. Greek yogurt is then introduced, which lends a tangy richness to the cake, and eggs are added one at a time to ensure an even, fluffy texture. A blend of carefully measured spices – cardamom, cinnamon, and ginger – provides a subtle warmth to the cake.
Pear slices are arranged in a concentric pattern on top of the batter before baking, offering a beautiful presentation and a burst of fruity goodness with each bite. A sprinkle of turbinado sugar over the pears caramelizes in the oven, forming a delicate, sweet crust that beautifully offsets the moist interior of the cake.
While the cake bakes to perfection, a tantalizing rum toffee sauce is prepared. The toffee sauce is a medley of dark brown sugar, butter, and heavy cream, which is brought to a rolling boil and then infused with rum and vanilla. This sauce, when drizzled over the warm cake, adds a rich, caramel flavor that complements the fruitiness of the pears and the nuttiness of the almond flour.
In just 1 hour and 30 minutes, you’ll have a delectable cake that serves 8, making it an excellent choice for family gatherings or dinner parties. Enjoy the warm, comforting taste of our Pear Almond Toffee Cake, a dessert that truly celebrates the charm of home baking.