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chocolate and pear cake freshly baked and topped with baked pears
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5 from 20 votes

Chocolate and Pear cake

Chocolate and pear are a match made in heaven, and I think this recipe is an amazing way of showcasing these two ingredients.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 210kcal



  • 180 g Flour
  • 180 g Sugar
  • 125 g Butter
  • 90 ml Milk
  • 60 g Dark cocoa powder
  • 3 Medium pears
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp Baking powder


  • 1 Dice 2 pears in small cubes, thinly slice the third which will be used as decoration and set aside.
  • 2 Place sugar and butter (at room temperature) in a mixer bowl, whisk until a creamy consistency is achieved.
  • 3 Reduce the speed of the mixer and add the eggs one at the time, incorporating the first before adding the second.
  • 4 In a separate bowl, combine all the dry ingredients, flour, cocoa, cinnamon, and baking powder.
  • 5 Sieve the dry ingredients into the butter mixture, add the diced pears and using a silicon spatula mix the ingredients adding the milk a bit at the time.
  • 6 Pour the cake butter into a non-stick mould, decorate with the sliced pear, and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 C for about 45 minutes



It is especially important to sieve the dry ingredients to combine them evenly before adding to the wet ingredients.
Drizzle a few drops of lemon juice on the cut pears to avoid colour changes.
To check if cooked, pears the cake in the centre with a skewer, if it come out dry, then the cake is ready.
Allergens: DAIRY, GLUTEN, EGGS suitable for vegetarians


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g