Flourless Chocolate Pistachio Pear Naked Layer Cake. A paleo flourless chocolate layered cake that is light in texture, rich in taste, and delicious! Filled with maple coconut cream then topped with cocoa, glazed pears, and pistachio! This naked cake is simple to make. A decadent dessert that feeds a crowd! Celebrate with cake, always!
Consider this Flourless Chocolate Pistachio Pear Naked Layer Cake my official “humble pie”….err cake? I mean it is naked so it makes sense, right? Okay I may have taken that a little too far on a Monday. But you see, I am feeling quite humbled these days post surgery (update on that below). Like for reals! I’m eating my Naked Flourless Chocolate Pistachio HUMBLE Cake slowly but surely. You better believe that! Haha.
As long as we are on the topic of humility, I should tell you, I am not the greatest at making flourless chocolate cakes. I tend to over cook and then end up being super dry. Flourless cookies on the other hand? Well, that I can master! Mwahahaha!
That being said, a few weeks ago, I felt like we needed to celebrate a few things in life (like new HEALTH INSURANCE) and flourless cake came to my mind. Then I figured, what the heck, let’s go big or go home. Let’s make it triple layered, let’s make it sweet and salty, let’s make it EPIC and trendy! Or at least try to. Hence the naked cake part.
So I planned a whole weekend to test the flourless cake part by itself. You know, so they would be be dry or break apart. Then I tested out using a pistachio meal to replace part of the flourless part, and for pretty factors. Yep, always pretty factors. Plus I adore PISTACHIO and chocolate together! SO good.
Then I tested out soaking the pears in maple syrup. Okay I really didn’t have to test that out but why the heck not.
After the glazed maple pear testing, soaking, whatever… I remade my coconut whipped cream recipe. This time adding in a little maple extract and syrup. Gah… what got into me? It was like I was Martha on crack!
After all the testing…. it was time. Time to put it all together in one day and SHOOT the recipe. At this point I was just sweating bullets that it wouldn’t fall over. And pretty sure I was low on blood sugar just waiting to eat this cake.
Side note: If you follow me on snapchat, you will remember this day and that I totally ate the cake for lunch and probably dinner. My husband did not complain. Phew!
Okay back to the humbling chocolate flourless cake story.
So there I was, layering the cake. Adjusting the frosting. placing the pears exactly where they should be. Then trying to do all the fancy schmancy action shots with the pistachio crumbles. Lord have mercy! This is the best I could do. Don’t judge.
All this to say, this Flourless Chocolate Pistachio Pear Naked Layer Cake is now my new favorite CAKE with a hefty dose of important life lesson topping!
- This flourless chocolate cake taught me that you always need to start things over from scratch to relearn the original process. Ahem, much like health.
- This flourless chocolate cake taught there’s no cheating in life, just small steps forward and with a ton of patience I might add.
- This flourless chocolate cake taught me that life is full of layers. If you have a good bottom foundation, then you can build up those layers. Layers are built up of a components that work together as a team. Together, they help you stand tall (Not falling).
- This flourless chocolate cake taught me that just because something looks hard and daunting, we shouldn’t fear it. In fact, we should tackle it with CONFIDENCE and positivity.
- This flourless chocolate cake taught me that I am still really corny. Haha. Okay we knew that already. But it also taught me that we should celebrate life more often. Not just with cake, but in EVERY sweet moment that we see around us. Although cake does help with that. Just sayin…
Nutrition varies per slice and how much icing you fill up on. This is nutrition for a LARGER slice. Heck, just make it a meal! You are allowed Dessert for dinner!
Either way, it’s good so I say this is a real TREAT for you! Enjoy and save this for celebrations or holidays or whenever.
Kitchen Tools to make this Flourless Chocolate Pistachio Pear Naked Layer Cake.
Do you like how I just made this Flourless Chocolate Pistachio Pear Naked Layer Cake one big food for thought? Well, sometimes baking does that to me.
Regardless, the cake alone is actually SUPER easy and fun to make. I did the hard testing for you. Why? So that you can enjoy the process of making it yourself (with ease) and then sharing (celebrating) it with others. That’s a must! mmm k?
Now that you know all about my humbling naked cake….. how about some real humbling news. My reconstructive colon surgery went well. I had it last Tuesday. The hardest part about this recovery is learning how to get the colon to “function” again. Oh boy. It’s been reshaped, resized, and all!
It’s humbling to ask for help. But also so amazing to have help! It’s humbling to teach my body (and brain) a new normal. But one that is healthy in the long run. It’s humbling, like any major change life is. But all is well and I’m so thankful to have such amazing support.
So… eat the cake and eat even more for me. While you’re at it, someone please drink some wine for me too, mmmm k?
Chocolate Flourless cake and wine –> DO IT!
Who’s up for another 3 tier cake? I’m getting the hang of this.