Look at that glistening beauty.
When I flipped this out of the cake pan today I said to my family ‘I don’t even care if this tastes terrible, it looks amazing.’ Luckily it tastes pretty damn good too! and it is vegan yay!!
This cake is a perfect balance of sweet and savory. Pretty pears and a sprinkle of berries atop a beautifully soft cake that has just a hint of banana. This is a fruity dessert with a hint of nuttiness just to balance it out. Plus it looks pretty darn cool. Go make it now!!
– 4 ripe pears
– 1/4 cup of berries (if you don’t have any they can be omitted)
– 2 TB agave nectar (or honey if you aren’t a strict vegan)
– 1/2 cup sugar
– 1 1/2 cups mashed banana
– 1/2 cup oil
– 1 cup all purpose flour
– 1/3 cup instant polenta
The How To
– Oil a cake tin and sprinkle a tad of sugar over the bottom. Peel and cut the peers then line them in the cake tin. Sprinkle berries over top.
– Drizzle the agave/honey over the fruit. It will look very fancy like so…
– Mix the sugar and banana together. Slowly add in the oil until it is well blended.
– Fold in the flour and polenta. Mix it all together.
– Pour over the fruit and pop it in the oven for 40 minutes at 180degrees (or untill cooked, you know the drill).
– When it is ready let it cool for ten minutes. No serious this time. It will make it much easier to get out of the pan without it falling apart. When you are ready, muster up your confidence and flip the pan onto a cutting board. If something does go a bit weird and it falls apart, who cares! Cut, eat, enjoy, love.
Oh so good!
If you aren’t too sure about polenta don’t let it scare you off. Polenta can be found in grocery stores, usually in the health food section. It is a yellow crushed grain that tastes pretty good. In this case it adds a little bit of a nutty flavour to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. It does give the cake a little bit of texture as well when you eat it.
So if you want to impress people I totally recommend this!! Very easy and it has fruit plus is vegan, so somewhere in your mind you can forgive yourself for eating it, fruit is healthy after all…