Ginger and pear spiced loaf cake

I’m having a rather large creative block today.

For no reason in particular… I guess that it just happens sometimes. It’s been so long since I’ve posted anything on here that I have almost forgotten how to write a post. However I promise I do have a good reason.img_0017

My family is selling my house and my grandparent’s house, and then we are moving in together in a new place so the past few weeks have been hectic, crazy, and then some more hectic.

First of all we had to clean the ENTIRE house (When I say entire, I mean including every little nook and cranny) and then we had a real estate agent come and tell us how much the place was worth. Next we had to get my grandparents house ready to be put up for sale and then we had to fix our deck. My granny has also just got back from a long trip to England so we are doing a lot with her, and to top it all off I was sick with a really bad flu for 2 weeks.

Like I said. Absolute mayhem.

However I did thankfully manage to find time in all this mayhem to bake a little cake. Nothing too fancy (although it is pretty delish).

We have a huuuggeee amount of pears that my mum brought back from a weekend away so I have been trying to find all kinds of uses for them (pear crumbles, pear ice cream, pear smoothies, …fried pear?) and then I made this cake, and I have to say, it’s a pretty good use of all our pears. In fact, my brother and I managed to eat the entire thing… in one day… oops.img_0011

This cake is perfect to have with as a little afternoon snack with some tea because it’s just so light and delicate! Not to mention it’s one of the simplest things in the world to put together. No joke. It takes like, 10 minutes.

So before I bore you with my incessant droning, here’s the recipe!


Ginger and pear spice loaf cake

Serves 6


  • 1-cup self-raising flour
  • 1/2-cup raw sugar
  • 1/2-cup yoghurt
  • 1/4-cup olive oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla powder (or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract)
  • 1 medium pear, cut into small cubes
  • 3-4 tsp ground ginger


1.Preheat oven to 175ºc and line a loaf tin with baking paper.

2.Add flour, sugar, salt, and ground ginger to a small bowl, mix until combined. Set aside.

3.Mix together sugar, oil, yoghurt, pear, and vanilla.

Lightly beat eggs and add to the yoghurt mixture, stir until well combined. Add the flour mixture 1/3 at a time, mixing well after each addition.

  1. Pour batter into prepared loaf tin and bake in preheated oven until skewer inserted in the center comes out clean (about 20 mins).