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Pear Chocolate Olive Oil Cake (Paleo)

A beautiful and incredibly delicious pear chocolate olive oil cake! This healthier paleo chocolate pear cake recipe is gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy-free!
Author : Aline Cueni
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Prep Time :10 minutes
Cook Time :50 minutes
Total Time :1 hour
Servings : 12
Calories : 261kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line an 8-inch (20cm) springform pan with parchment paper and grease with some coconut oil.
  • Melt the chocolate over a water bath or in the microwave.
  • Mix egg yolk, sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl of a stand mixer. Add melted chocolate and olive oil, mix until combined. Stir in almond flour, ground cinnamon, and cardamom.
  • Whisk egg whites and salt until stiff peaks form. Fold into the batter and pour into the prepared springform pan.
  • Half the pears, remove the core and stem, thinly slice and arrange beautifully on the batter. Sprinkle with chopped hazelnuts.
  • Bake for 50 minutes (until a toothpick comes out mostly clean). Remove from the oven, place on a wire rack, and let it cool completely in the springform pan.
  • Indulge!


Make your own almond flour with this easy DIY Almond Flour Recipe!
Sugar: This chocolate cake is made with less sugar than regular chocolate cake. Thus it's less sweet and healthier. Feel free to use up to ¾ cup (140g) coconut sugar for a sweeter cake!
Coconut Sugar Substitution: Use ½ cup (100g) brown sugar instead of coconut sugar! → Be aware; brown sugar is not paleo-friendly!
Olive Oil Substitution: Use ½ cup regular or dairy-free butter. → Be aware, butter or margarine (even if dairy-free) is not paleo-friendly! Can also be substituted with virgin coconut oil for a paleo-friendly option.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. → Although this chocolate cake tastes best when eaten within the same day.
Recipe adapted from Will Frolic for Food "Flourless Chocolate Olive Oil Cake with Cardamom, Pears, and Hazelnuts"


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg
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