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Pear and Chocolate Cake Recipe

Pear and Chocolate Cake Recipe

Special equipment :

8in (20cm) round springform cake pan

Ingredients :

    • 9 tbsp unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
    • 1/2 cup cocoa powder, sifted, plus more for dusting
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
    • 2oz (50g) dark chocolate, chopped (see Baker’s Tip)
    • 2 pears, peeled, cored, and chopped
    • 2/3 cup milk
    • confectioner’s sugar, for dusting

Method :

    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease the pan with butter and dust with cocoa powder. Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl.
    2. Cream the butter with the sugar using a wooden spoon or an electric hand mixer until pale and creamy. Beat in the eggs. Then add the flour mixture gradually, adding a little of the milk each time until all of it is combined. Fold in the chopped chocolate and pears.
    3. Pour the cake mixture into the prepared pan, put it in the oven, and bake for 30-45 minutes, or until firm and springy to the touch. Allow to cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then remove from the pan, and transfer the cake to a wire rack to cool completely. Sift over confectioner’s sugar before serving.

STORE The cake will keep in an airtight container for 2 days.

Serves 6-8
Prep : 15 mins
Cook : 30 Mins