Wellness & Natural Food

Vegan chocolate pear cake

Written by Veronica Lavenia

Credits: © Ph. Veronica Lavenia – The Wolf Post

Gluten free vegan pear chocolate cake is a soft, moist and fragrant treat, perfect at any time of the day.

Chocolate is a winning ally for vegan desserts, as it is a natural thickener. Always choose quality chocolate, with a high percentage of cocoa and low sugar content.

The choice of cocoa must also be suitable. Sugar free, organic, without chemical interventions that give it that inviting but artifact color. 

Organic and unrefined flours guarantee an excellent quality and greater health safety.

This cake requires few ingredients but ofhigh. I made it with brown rice flour, ideal for the preparation of light desserts (it is also gluten-free). Cornstarch helps to thicken eggs free cakes but you can also use ripe banana or the egg replacer sold in supermarkets (but they must contain only natural ingredients such as corn or chickpea flour and no chemical components).

Finally, water is the essential ingredient for the success of a sweet with a very low fat content.

Vegan chocolate pear cake: Ingredients

Serves 8-10

250 g (9 oz) brown rice flour, sifted

50 g (2 oz) cornstarch-cornmeal

80 g (3 oz) coconut sugar

1 tbsp raw cocoa powder

150 g (5 oz) dark chocolate, 70%, melted

2 tsp organic baking powder

200 ml (7 fl oz) water

80 ml (3 fl oz) mild extra virgin olive oil (or organic cold pressed sunflower oil)

2 pears, chopped

Vegan chocolate pear cake: Method

  1. Mix the flours, with sugar, cocoa and baking powder. Add the water, olive oil and mix.
  2. Add the melted chocolate and mix quickly. Pour the mixture into a mold, lined with parchment paper.
  3. Add the pears and bake at 180° C (350°F/Gas 4) for 30 minutes.


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About the author

Veronica Lavenia

PhD (former University academic).
Italian based writer and magazine contributor.
Authors of six books (five cookbooks), some of her works have appeared in the most popular International food magazine, as "Vegetarian Living"; "Veggie Magazine"; "Lifestyle FOOD"; "Australian Good Food & Travel Guide; "Chickpea"; "Gluten free Heaven";" TML", among others.
EVOO Communicator.
Founder of #evoostories and #storiedievo at @veronicalavenia_
Columnist for "The Wolf Post ("EVOO Stories; Food & Wellness; books reviews).