Vegan walnut & pear cake

Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 16


  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground chia or flaxseed
  • ½ cup powdered sweetener
  • 2 teaspoon ground sweet cinnamon
  • ½ cup walnuts roughly chopped
  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil
  • cup reduced fat soy milk or calcium fortified almond milk
  • 1 orange zest and 3 tbsp of juice
  • 3 small–medium pears about 450g, peeled and chopped into 1cm cubes


  • Heat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4. Line a 20cm square cake tin with non-stick baking paper.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, chia or flaxseed, sweetener, cinnamon and walnuts. In a jug, combine the oil, almond or soya milk, orange zest and juice. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients with the pears until combined, then spoon into the prepared tin.
  • Bake for 35–40 minutes until golden and springy to the touch. Remove from the oven, allow to cool slightly in the tin, then cut into squares.


Calories: 142kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSodium: 39mgFiber: 2gCalcium: 69mg
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