Gluten-Free Pear-Cranberry Crumb Cake

Total Time:
1 hr 40 min
25 min
30 min
45 min

8 servings

  • Crumble:
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons Gluten-Free Flour Blend, recipe follows
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Cake:
  • 1 cup Gluten-Free Flour Blend, recipe follows
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup finely ground coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup unflavored coconut oil or non-hydrogenated canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pear, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • Gluten-Free Flour Blend:
  • 3 cups (435 grams) white rice flour
  • 1 1/2 cups (187 grams) tapioca flour
  • 3/4 cup (123 grams) potato starch
  • 1 tablespoon (8 grams) xanthan gum
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (5 grams) salt
  • For the crumble: In a small bowl, stir together the pecans, sugar, chocolate chips, gluten-free flour blend and cinnamon.

  • For the cake: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and grease a 9-inch springform pan or round cake pan. In a large bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour blend, baking powder and salt.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until smooth. Beat in the oil and vanilla. Stir the egg mixture into the flour mixture until combined. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, top with the pear, cranberries and crumble mixture. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Let cool in the pan set on a wire rack.

Gluten-Free Flour Blend:
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the rice flour, tapioca flour, potato starch, xanthan gum and salt.

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