Finely dice half the pear and cut remaining half into thin wedges. Combine flour, almond meal and sugar in a small bowl. Whisk egg, milk, butter and vanilla in a jug. Add to flour mixture and stir until combined. Stir through diced pear.
Spoon cake batter into 4x 3/4 cup capacity cups. Microwave on high for 60-70 seconds or until cake has risen and top is just set. Stand wedges up in cooked cakes. Drizzle with maple syrup and dust with icing sugar. Serve immediately.