We love a good upside down cake. After all, they’re simple to make, easy to decorate and perhaps most importantly, incredibly tasty. Here, you’ll find our version of the yummy upside down cake. It’s a sugar free and gluten free pear and coconut upside down cake recipe that will surely have your guests wanting more.

Pear and Coconut Upside Down Cake

Sugar Free and Gluten Free

Serves 8 – 10


  • 4 ripe but firm pears
  • 30ml lemon juice (approx 1 lemon)
  • 200g desiccated coconut
  • 100g raw cashews, roughly chopped
  • ½ tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 3 X-large eggs
  • 100g Perfect Sweet® xylitol
  • 20g cacao or good quality cocoa
  • Pomegranate seeds to decorate


  1. Preheat oven 150˚C/130˚C fan-forced. Line a 24cm spring form cake pan with foil. Brush foil with coconut oil.
  2. Slice pears about 6mm - 8mm thick and arrange in a double layer on the base of the cake pan. Sprinkle with the lemon juice.
  3. Combine the coconut, cashews and gluten free baking powder in a large bowl, mix well with a wooden spoon.
  4. Using an electric beater, in a clean bowl, beat the eggs and xylitol on high speed until pale and creamy. Add the cacao and beat on low speed until combined.
  5. Gently fold the cacao mixture into the dry ingredients. Spoon mixture over the pears in the bottom of the cake pan.
  6. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool in pan for 20 minutes, then turn onto a serving plate. Serve warm or cold, decorate with pomegranate seeds.

And that’s it! Not much else is needed for this deliciously healthy sugar free and gluten free upside down cake recipe. Try it today! 

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