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Paleo Pear Upside Down Cake

This delicious and easy paleo pear upside down cake is moist, flavorful, and gorgeous the same time. It’s a perfect dessert for the holidays!

Paleo pear upside down cake

As I get my house ready to have my family over the for the holidays, I’m also planning out some of my favorite recipes to make for them. And if I know my dad, he LOVES his sweets. And while I’ll be making my spiced mixed nuts and chocolate chip cookies, I also want to wow them with a dessert that’s decadent and gorgeous at the same time after our Christmas dinner. Enter: this Paleo Pear Upside Down Cake.

Paleo Pear Upside Down Cake Recipe

Upside down cakes are always so pretty to me. With a delicious cake layer underneath a beautiful fruit pattern on top, it’s definitely something that looks fancy while being really easy to make. To use the produce of the current season, I decided to make this Paleo Pear Upside Down Cake since I’ve been seeing a lot of pears during my trips to the farmers market.

Not only is this cake moist and delicious, you can really taste the pear topping which is what I wanted. You don’t need much sweetener to make this cake shine. The ripe pears actually add a lot of flavor and sweetness, and the cake is made with coconut flour to keep it on the lower carb side.

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Tricks to Creating a Beautiful Spiral Topping

Upside down cakes are all about the gorgeous spiral patterned topping. Here are some tips to create this pattern easily:

  • Line the bottom of the cake pan with parchment paper. I use a pencil to trace the pan on the paper then cut it into a circle. You definitely don’t want the pear slices to the stick when you flip the cake upside down.
  • Use ripe pears that are still firm enough to slice easily. Mushy, overripe pears won’t hold their shape well.
  • Try to slice the pears into similar sizes so you have a uniform pattern. It’s also important to use 2 pears that are similar in shape and size as well.
  • Space out the slices evenly. They don’t have to be perfect but you’ll find it much easier to close the pattern into a circle with you do!

Don’t stress out if it doesn’t look as nice as you want it to. The cake layer will press down on the pears as they baking together and it’ll be quite forgiving towards any imperfections you have.

I hope you enjoy this yummy and decadent Paleo Pear Upside Down Cake, especially if you have some delicious seasonal pears on hand!

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Paleo Pear Upside Down Cake

This delicious and easy paleo pear upside down cake is moist, flavorful, and gorgeous the same time. It's a perfect dessert for the holidays!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cooling time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 392kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

Pear Topping

Cake

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 338mg | Potassium: 335mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 3.8% | Vitamin C: 2.9% | Calcium: 4.4% | Iron: 13.1%

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Paleo Carrot Mug Cake

When you have a sweet tooth, treat yourself with this yummy dessert for one: Paleo Carrot Mug Cake, made in the microwave in under 5 minutes!

Paleo Carrot Mug Cake

You know on those late nights when you are in the mood for a sweet and delicious snack, and you honestly can’t find anything in the fridge or pantry to eat? I think we’ve all been there at one point. Well, the next time you have those moments, this Paleo Carrot Mug Cake is the perfect treat that you can make in under 5 minutes and you’ll most likely have all ingredients already if you have a paleo or gluten free kitchen.

Paleo Carrot Mug Cake Recipe

If you’ve never heard of a mug cake before, it’s a cake made in a mug cooked in the microwave. You just pour the batter in a coffee mug then nuke it for a minute or 2, and out comes a single serving cake you can finish in one sitting. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

It’s a great way to indulge in something sweet without having to worry that you are overdoing it, because you only make a single serving portion.

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#25carrotgoals Instagram Celebration

This Paleo Carrot Mug Cake recipe is coming to you as part of the #24carrotgoals celebration held by myself and my Instagram friends, to give you inspiration on using carrots in your kitchen in a variety of ways. There are over 60 of us participating, each sharing a carrot recipe that’s delicious, unique, and fun.

Here are some of the other bloggers’ creations who are taking part in this celebration:

Square Meal Round Table’s Rainbow Carrot and Ricotta Tart
The Cooking of Joy’s Candied Carrot Rose Tart
Better with Biscuits’ Carrot Souffle
This Healthy Table’s Beet and Carrot Galette
Always Eat Dessert’s Carrot Cake Squares with Orange Glaze
Figs & Flour’s Thai Peanut Pizza
Fufu’s Kitchen’s Oven Baked Carrot Fries Drizzled with a Tahini Sauce
Flours in Your Hair’s Carrot Pecan Cookies
Hola Jalapeño’s Roasted Carrots with Chipotle-Honey Butter
Worthy Pause’s Paleo Thai Curry Carrot Soup
Something New for Dinner’s Minted Sous Vide Carrots with Balsamic Vinegar and Goat Cheese
More Icing Than Cake’s Spiced Quinoa & Roasted Carrot Salad
Hot Dishing It Out’s Vegan Carrot Whoopie Pies
Katie Bird Bakes’ Carrot Cake Scones
Confetti Kitchen’s Harissa-Roasted Carrots with Lentils and Yogurt
Easy and Delish’s Carrot Spaghetti
Pie Girl Bakes’ Five Spice Carrot Bundt Cakes with Bourbon Cream Cheese Glaze
Smoothies and Sundaes’ Carrot Cake Sourdough
Zestful Kitchen’s Moroccan-Stuffed Portobell
Cosette’s Kitchen’s Sumac Carrot and Feta Salad
Measuring Cups Optionals’ Carrot Curry Soup
Rezel Kealoha’s Turkish Yogurt Carrot Dip
Pies and Prejudice’s Carrot Pie with Maple & Cardamom
Amanda Skrip’s Rainbow Roasted Carrots with Citrus Fennel + Arugula
Baking The Goods’ Roasted Carrot & Herby Feta Galette
Marianne Cooks’ Carrot and Zucchini Mini Muffins with a Cinnamon Frosting
Rumbly in My Tumbly’s Chai Carrot Pie
Cook Til Delicious’ Mini Carrot Cake
What Annie’s Eating’s Roasted Carrots with Herby Carrot Top Salsa Verde
It’s a Veg World After All’s Zesty Sunflower Carrot Spirals
Butter Loves Company’s Iced Carrot Cake Cookies
Le Petit Eats’ Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars w/ Maple Coconut Icing
Smart in the Kitchen’s Curried Carrot Ginger Soup (Whole30)
Cocoa and Salt’s Classic Carrot Cake
Dirty Whisk’s Carrot and Herbed Ricotta Tart
A Modest Feast’s Pomegranate-Molasses-Glazed Carrots With Crispy Chickpeas and Feta
Lemon Thyme and Ginger’s Sweet n’ Spicy Herbed Carrots
Jessie Sheehan Bakes’ Chocolate Carrot Loaf Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Whipped Cream
Prickly Fresh’s Carrot Cake Blondies with Cream Cheese Frosting
Sweet Pillar Food’s Carrot and Date Salad with Tahini Vinaigrette
Mom’s Kitchen Handbook’s Salad with Miso Ginger Carrot Dressing
What’s Karen Cooking’s Spiced Cornbread w/ Carrots, Pecans & Chili Butter
Blossom to Stem’s Caramelized Carrots with Fennel, Ricotta, and Walnuts

Wanna join in on the fun? Just use the hashtag #24carrotgoals on Instagram to share your carrot creations. I’m excited to see what you come up with!

Paleo Carrot Mug Cake

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Paleo Carrot Mug Cake

When you have a sweet tooth, treat yourself with this yummy dessert for one: Paleo Carrot Mug Cake, made in the microwave in under 5 minutes!
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 362kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients, except the toppings, in a bowl and stir with a fork until there are no clumps.  
  • Pour into a mug.
  • Microwave for 1-2 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Let it cool for 5 minutes, then add your favorite toppings before digging in.

Nutrition

Serving: 1mug cake | Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 417mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 105.6% | Vitamin C: 2.1% | Calcium: 19.3% | Iron: 13.1%

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Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.

30+ Paleo Cake Recipes

Just because you have food allergies, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate with cake. Hope you enjoy these grain-free, paleo cake recipes!

30+ Paleo Cake Recipes

I’m back home after the most EPIC week in Sayulita, Mexico for my wedding week! The whole trip and all the events exceeded my expectations and it was one of the best weeks of my life. Only our family and closest friends were there since it was a destination wedding, and everything turned out perfectly from the beach ceremony to the private sunset cruise that ended the week. It makes me smile thinking about it!

While I’m dead tired, I’m still in a giddy, celebratory mood, and I figured, “Why not continue the celebration?” So I decided to round up some of the most delicious and decadent paleo cake recipes and share them with you. While my wedding cake wasn’t paleo, it WAS gluten free and I got to enjoy every bite of it! (I hope to share photos soon so be sure to follow along on Instagram.)

Scroll on for some delicious and beautiful grain-free and paleo cakes from my fellow talented bloggers:

Paleo Cake

Easy Grain Free Chocolate Cake from Recipes to Nourish

Strawberry Swirl Mug Cake from The Castaway Kitchen

Egg-Free Fudgy Mug Cake from The Curious Coconut

Spiced Dark Chocolate Cake from Delicious Obsessions

Pineapple Dreams Coconut Cake from Fresh Planet Flavor

Simple Coconut Flour Cake from Savory Lotus

Paleo Birthday Chocolate Cake by Paleo Flourish

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Clementine Chocolate Paleo Cake from What Great Grandma Ate

Paleo Rhubarb Crumble Cake from Eat Primal, Run Hard

Paleo Carrot Cake from Fresh Planet Flavor

Paleo Lemon and Vanilla Cheesecake from Pure & Simple Nourishment

Chocolate Mug Cake from Downshiftology

Coconut Chocolate Cake from Living Healthy with Chocolate

Vanilla Bean Faux Cheesecake from Delicious Obsessions

Tutti Frutti Cake from My Heart Beets

AIP “Chocolate” Cake from The Curious Coconut

Paleo Apple Cinnamon Poke Cake with Caramel Sauce from Beauty and the Foodie

Paleo Red White and Blue Mini Crepe Cakes from I Heart Umami

5-Min Microwave Paleo Chocolate Cake from Paleo Flourish

Orange Walnut Paleo Cake with Cardamom Cream from The Nourished Caveman

Lemon Curd Cake with Dark Chocolate Buttercream from The Castaway Kitchen

Carrot Cake by Eighty 20 Nutrition

Lemon Berry Skillet Cake from Savory Lotus

Chocolate Celebration Cake from The Life Sutra

Decadent Plantain Chocolate Cake from The Castaway Kitchen

Chocolate Cardamom Cupcakes with Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Frosting from Whole New Mom

Clementine Upside Down Cake from Downshiftology

Orange-Coconut Paleo Cake from Delicious Obsessions

Paleo Chocolate Cake from Living Healthy with Chocolate

Vanilla Pound Cake by Paleo Flourish

Paleo Sticky Toffee Pudding by Eat Primal, Run Hard

Chocolate Fudge Raspberry Sauce Cake from Beauty and the Foodie

Paleo Chai Banana Cake with Cinnamon Frosting from The Urban Ecolife

Southern Style Strawberry “Jello” Cake from The Curious Coconut

30+ Paleo Cake Recipes