Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and this easy berry pear cake will definitely please your loved ones. It’s so simple to whip together, in fact, it only takes ONE bowl! You can use whatever berries you have on hand, frozen or fresh. This cake is light, slightly sweetened, moist, and so addicting! I can probably eat the whole thing by myself if I wanted to. Also, who knew it would turn out so beautiful! Such a pretty cake with not much effort. I love that! I’m a big fan of desserts with fruit in it so this one is definitely one of my favorites. Easy Berry Pear Cake
1 cup all-purpose flour or whole wheat pastry flour
1/2-3/4 cup granulated sugar (I like mine less sweet so I used 1/2 cup)
2 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup plain unsweetened almond milk (or any nut milk)
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 pears, sliced thinly (I used Bartlett pears)
1 cup frozen berries (I used blueberries and blackberries)
Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and line with parchment paper a 9 inch round baking pan. I used a springform pan.
Combine the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt) in a large bowl. Mix well. Add the wet ingredients (milk, melted oil, and vanilla) and mix until combined, being careful not to overmix. ***Make sure your milk is warmed a little bit so the coconut oil doesn’t harden. You can mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl first before adding it to the dry ingredients.
Pour into a round baking pan and cover with sliced pears and frozen berries. At first glance, it may look like there isn’t enough batter, but it rises beautifully during baking.
Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown and baked through (toothpick test). Let it cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Carefully grab the edges of the parchment paper and lift the cake out of the pan. Place on a wire wrack to cool completely.