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14.03.2015

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A beautifully soft and fluffy chocolate cake, baked in a dish, with a layer of pears on the bottom. Very easy to prepare, and best served with this great, instant, chocolate fudge sauce.

So here I am with chocolate and pears again! I love this combination, as you may have noticed with my chocolate and ginger pear crumble. Here we have a super easy cake that comes together in minutes when we chuck all the ingredients into a food processor and whizz them together. I chose to warm the pears in the pan while the oven was preheating, just to start them off with softening up a bit before the batter went on top. If your pears are super ripe I think you can skip this step altogether.

The chocolate fudge sauce is so simple and quick it’s dangerous. I first tried it for these mini peanut butter pies, and since then I’ve made it for all sorts of desserts. You’ll find yourself whipping some up quite often, especially for ice cream! Enjoy!

Ingredients

3 medium large pears, fresh, ripe and peeled

150 gr margarine (not soft spread), room temperature, cut into cubes, plus extra for greasing dish

125 gr flour

25 gr cocoa powder (not hot chocolate powder)

125 gr sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

2 tsp vanilla essence

2 eggs

1/8 tsp salt

For the fudge sauce

50 gr milk chocolate

15 gr evaporated milk (1 individual serving)

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You can easily switch the fresh pears for drained tinned (canned) pears. You won’t need to warm them beforehand as I do in step 1.

Step 1

Grease a smallish baking dish (16x25cm) with some margarine. Cut the pears lengthwise and scoop out the cores (a melon baller is great for this). Place them cut side down in the dish, side by side. Put the dish in the oven and turn it on to preheat to 170C fan (180C conventional). After it has reached the temperature, leave the pears in for another 10 minutes or so to start softening. If they were very ripe you can skip this.

Step 2

Put the margarine, flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, eggs and salt in a food processor and pulse till well incorporated and smooth.

Step 3

Dollop batter over the pears and spread with a silicone spatula. Return dish to the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes (mine was done at 37 minutes) till a cake tester comes out clean or with a few dry crumbs.

Step 4

Break the chocolate into a heat proof bowl or mug, add the evaporated milk and melt in the microwave at 15 second intervals. Serve warm over the cake.

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Note: Recipe slightly adjusted from Nigella Lawson’s, which you can find here.

3 ratings, avg : 5.00
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Other blogger choco-pear treats:
Chocolate and Pear Cake by Souvlaki for the Soul
Pear and Chocolate Loaf by Poires au Chocolat
Double Chocolate and Pear Cakes by Tartlette

So, what do you think? Leave me a comment!

4 Comments

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    29/03/2015

    WOW this looks good. I too love the combination of pears and chocolate so I know this must have been as delicious as it looks!

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      29/03/2015

      Thanks Thalia! It’s such a great combo isn’t it? And this cake is so easy to make… Thanks for stopping by

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    29/03/2015

    Yum, I love the combination of pears and chocolate! This looks divine.