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8. Italian Ginger Pear Cake.


  • 1/4 cup Brown sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1⁄4 tsp baking soda

  • 1/8 tsp salt

  • 1/2 TBSP peeled, grated, ginger

  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon Powder

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose wheat flour

  • 1/8 cup Greek yogurt

  • 1/8 cup vegetable oil

  • 1⁄2 ripe fresh pears, sliced or 3-4 slices of canned pear in no added sugar juice

  • 1 TBSP tablespoons powdered sugar for dusting


Pre Heat + Butter

  • Set oven to 350°F. Lightly grease and flour a mini springform pan.

Peel + Grate + Cut

  • Chop 1/4 peeled pear into small pieces for the batter and slice the other 1⁄4 in lengthwise slices and reserve. Grate the ginger.

Measure + Mix

  • In a paper bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, grated ginger, and salt and stir to mix.

Cream + Add+ Hand Electrical Mixer

  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer, combine the sugar and eggs and beat for 2 minutes. When the mix is light yellow and frothy, add the Greek yogurt and olive oil and beat until smooth. Use a spatula to fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture, being careful not to over-stir. Fold in the chopped pears.                  

Spread + Arrange + Bake

  • Spread the batter in the springform pan and smooth the top. Arrange the pear slices in a pinwheel design on top of the cake and sprinkle with the remaining 3 tablespoons sugar. Bake for 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out with only moist crumbs attached.


Cool+ Serve

  • Cool on a rack, then run a paring knife around the edges of the cake and remove the springform rim.



Cinnamon Dolce Latte (kids friendly)


Cinnamon Sugar Syrup:


  • 3/4 cup water

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


3 cup whole milk


Cinnamon sugar syrup:

  • In a small saucepan, bring water, sugar, and cinnamon to a boil. Let boil for 2 minutes, until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside.


  • Heat the milk in a small saucepan in low to medium heat. Once it's starting to warm up, mix in the syrup, the sugar, and the cinnamon. Whisk until frothy.

Serve in a cup, Enjoy!

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