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Pear and double ginger cake
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Pear and double ginger cake

This low cost, delicious pear and double ginger cake recipe will quickly be a family favourite - and it's made in a slow-cooker!. Great for morning tea or a healthy snack with an easy gluten free option.
Serves: 10 (makes 10 slices)
Time to make: 3 hrs 15 mins
Hands-on time: 15 mins
Total cost: $10.00 / $1.00 per serve

(at time of publication)


  • You can also use 6 canned pears, roughly chopped.
  • This cake can also be baked in the oven. It will take 35-45 minutes at 180°C in a 20-22cm cake tin.
  • Make it gluten free: Use gluten-free self-raising flour and baking powder and check almond milk, icing sugar and ground ginger (if using) are gluten free.

HFG tip

  • This cake needs to be made in a medium-sized slow cooker with a base of 20-22cm to ensure a good-sized round cake for cutting.
  • Place a tea towel under the lid when baking — this stops the steam and water from dripping on to the top of the cake and making it soggy.

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