Pear Cakes

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  • 1 tablespoon ground flax
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (plus more for the pans)
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons vegan butter substitute, softened (plus more for the pans)
  • 3/4 cup refined sugar
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegan sour cream
  • 1 cup grated sweet pear
  • 9 pear slices, approximately 1/4" thick


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a small bowl or cup, stir together the ground flax and water. Set aside.
  3. Spread a thin layer of vegan butter over the tart pans, then lightly flour each pan.
  4. Whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt in a large bowl.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix together the vegan butter substitute and sugar on low speed.
  6. Add in the nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla and sour cream and continue to mix.
  7. Mix in the flax/water.
  8. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until fully combined.
  9. Stir in the grated pear.
  10. Pour 1/3 cup of batter into each tart pan.
  11. Lightly press one pear slice into each batter-filled pan.
  12. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the tops turn golden brown.