Pear & Date Cake

Pear & Date Cake

We love moist cakes that are full of fruit, and this delicious Pear and Date Cake recipe certainly falls into that category.

CAL P/SERVE
183
kJ P/SERVE
766
FAT P/SERVE
2.5g
CARBS P/SERVE
34.8g
PROTEIN P/SERVE
3.6g
SUGAR P/SERVE
21.4g
SODIUM P/SERVE
114g
FAT
%
2.1%
ENERGY RDI%
8.8%

This cake is perfect for a palate cleansing dessert, or as an afternoon or morning snack with a cup of tea.

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe pears, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped dates (150g)
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp. light margarine spread, (option to use butter instead)
  • ½ cup hot water
  • ½ cup apple or pear juice
  • ½ cup low fat plain yoghurt
  • 1 lemon zest only
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F).  Spray a loaf tin with cooking spray, and line with baking paper.
  2. Boil water and soak chopped dates in a bowl.
  3. In a mixer, place margarine and sugar and beat on med speed for 5 mins.  Add vanilla and zest, beat another minute.  Add yoghurt and egg, beat on low speed.
  4. Sift flour and baking powder and add to mixture, 1/3 at a time alternating with the juice on low speed.
  5. Stop mixer and with a wooden spoon, add date mixture and stir until blended.  Gently add pears.
  6. Pour into tin and bake for 50 mins, checking with skewer.  It might need another  5 or 10 mins if skewer comes out with mixture on it.
  7. Cool on a cake rack.

Nutrition Table

Servings: 10 Serving size:117g
Average Serve Average 100g
Energy 766 kJ 654 kJ
  183 Cal 156 Cal
Protein 3.6 g 3.1 g
Fat, total 2.5 g 2.1 g
- Saturated 0.8 g 0.7 g
Carbohydrate 34.8 g 29.8 g
- Sugars 21.4 g 18.3 g
Sodium 114 mg 98 mg

This recipe was developed by Sharrelle Haywood and the Food Photography is courtesy of Factory59. In order to have permission to use this recipe on your website or blog, you must include a website link to weightloss.com.au with the recipe to acknowledge our copyright.

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