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Lightened Up Pear Bundt Cake

This Lightened Up Pear Bundt Cake is filled with warm spices and juicy chunks of pear. It’s easy to make and perfect just as it is for breakfast, as a snack or an evening dessert! 

Need a last-minute Christmas dessert? This Lightened Up Pear Bundt Cake recipe is a lifesaver! It is made with pantry staples and can be served with some light ice cream for a festive dessert or by itself as Christmas Day breakfast! The warm spiced aroma will fill up your home! Enjoy!

Makes 16 servings

What ingredients do I need to make this Lightened Up Pear Bundt Cake?

  • Fresh or Canned Pears-chopped or diced.
  • White granulated sugar substitute – I use Lakanto classic monk fruit sweetener 
  • Large eggs
  • Unsweetened applesauce 
  • Vanilla extract
  • Light butter– melted
  • Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Whole grain buttermilk protein packed flapjack and waffle mix or you can use all-purpose flour, the point value will be lower if using Kodiak Power Cakes Mix. You could also use gluten free flour, as a gluten-free option.
  • Salt
  • Baking powder-increase the amount of baking powder if you use all purpose flour or gluten-free flour
  • Ground ginger
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Ground cloves

What sweetener do you recommend using for this Lightened Up Pear Bundt Cake?

I use Lakanto Classic Monkfuit Sweetener and Lakanto Golden or Brown Monkfruit Sweetener in my baking recipes. The Classic is a zero point white granulated sugar substitute and the Brown or Golden is a zero point brown sugar substitute.  

Lakanto MonkFruit Sweetener is a zero glycemic, zero calorie and all natural sugar substitute. It is by far the best tasting sugar alternative and has zero aftertaste or gritty texture like some of the sugar alternatives have. It has a 1:1 ratio to real sugar-so if you were to use a different sugar substitute you will want to use the measurement that would be equal to real sugar. If you use a different sugar alternative you’ll want to check the point value on the brand you use. They all vary in points. 

  • TASTES just like sugar | Zero net carbs, Zero calorie, Zero glycemic Sweetener
  • 1:1 SUGAR REPLACEMENT | Lakanto has a perfect mix of monkfruit and erythritol to match the sweetness of sugar and maintain your baking and cooking needs
  • It’s WW FRIENDLY,  Keto, Diabetic, Candida, Paleo, Vegan, Low Carb, Low Sugar, NON-GMO, and All Natural

Where can I purchase Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener?

You can get it online using the link below:

Save 15% on your order with promo code: POUND15

Can I switch out the pears for a different fruit?

You sure can. Feel free to use your favorite fruit such as:

  • Canned crushed pineapple
  • Canned mandarin oranges
  • Apples, peeled and cubed

How do I make this Lightened Up Pear Bundt Cake?

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 10 inch Bundt pan or a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. 

In a medium mixing bowl combine sweetener with diced pears and mix together.

Add the eggs, unsweetened applesauce, vanilla and melted light butter. Mix until well combined. 

In a separate large bowl whisk together the kodiak power cake mix or the all purpose flour, salt, baking powder, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. 

Combine the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Whisk until all ingredients are wet or JUST combined. Do not over mix! 

Note: Over mixing the batter will cause the cake to be very dense and dry!

Pour batter into prepared bundt pan.  

Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean and the cake is a lightly golden brown color.

Cool for at least 15 minutes and remove from pan. Let cool.

Drizzle the cake with the optional icing, if desired.  

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 10-inch Bundt pan or 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. 
  2. In a medium mixing bowl combine sweetener with diced pears and mix together. Add the eggs, unsweetened applesauce, vanilla and melted light butter. Mix until well combined. 
  3. In a separate large bowl whisk together the Kodiak mix or flour, salt, baking powder, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. 
  4. Combine the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Whisk until all ingredients are wet or JUST combined. Do not over mix! 
  5. Pour batter into prepared bundt pan.  
  6. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean and the cake is a lightly golden brown color.
  7. Cool for at least 15 minutes and remove from pan. Let cool. Sprinkle course sugar on the top, if desired.  

Optional icing: 

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp unsweetened almond or skim milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Combine the optional icing ingredients mixing well and then drizzle over cooked cake.

Makes 16 servings 

  • 2 Points per serving if made with Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Whole grain buttermilk protein packed flapjack and waffle mix WITHOUT icing
  • 3 Points per serving if made with Kodiak and optional icing
  • 3 Points per serving if made with all purpose flour and without optional icing
  • 4 Points per serving with all purpose flour and icing drizzled on top

How do I track this recipe in my WW app? 

Click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload. Be sure to edit the recipe with any ingredients that you use that are different. The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Points®

The recipe builder link only works for WW members located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you’ll need to access the WW app manually to create the recipe in the recipe builder. 

Yield: 16

Lightened Up Pear Bundt Cake

Lightened Up Pear Bundt Cake

This Lightened Up Pear Bundt Cake is filled with warm spices and juicy chunks of pear. It's easy to make and perfect just as it is for a snack or dessert. 

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped and peeled fresh pears or no sugar added canned pears, diced  
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar substitute - I use Lakanto classic monk fruit sweetener 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp light butter, melted
  • 3 cups Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Whole grain buttermilk protein packed flapjack and waffle mix or all-purpose or gluten-free flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder-if using all purpose flour or gluten free use 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 10-inch Bundt pan or 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. 
    2. In a medium mixing bowl combine sweetener with diced pears and mix together. Add the eggs, unsweetened applesauce, vanilla and melted light butter. Mix until well combined. 
    3. In a separate large bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. 
    4. Combine the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Whisk until all ingredients are wet or JUST combined. Do not over mix! Note: Over mixing the batter will cause the cake to be very dense and dry!
    5. Pour batter into prepared bundt pan.  
    6. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean and the cake is a lightly golden brown color.
    7. Cool for at least 15 minutes and remove from pan. Let cool. Drizzle the cake with the optional icing, if desired.

    Optional icing: 

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp unsweetened almond or skim milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Combine the optional icing ingredients mixing well and then drizzle over cooked cake.

Makes 16 servings 

  • 2 Points per serving if made with Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Whole grain buttermilk protein packed flapjack and waffle mix WITHOUT icing
  • 3 Points per serving if made with Kodiak and optional icing
  • 3 Points per serving if made with all purpose flour and without optional icing
  • 4 Points per serving with all purpose flour and icing drizzled on top

Notes

Smartpoints: GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE:3 smartpoints without icing 4 smartpoints with icing

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102Total Fat: 2gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 283mgCarbohydrates: 24gNet Carbohydrates: 21gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g

Vicky

Saturday 24th of December 2022

Just wanted to say thank you for recipes and all the different nutritional info that you give. Much appreciated.

Susan B

Saturday 24th of December 2022

Do you think I can sub a different fruit? This cake sounds great, but I don't like pears. Thanks in advance. Love you're recipes

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