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Chocolate Pear Cake

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Chocolate and pears make an excellent combination in this irresistibly moist, rich and indulgent cake. It's mildly sweetened with a mix of coconut sugar and erythritol. A perfect cake to entertain or end a satisfying dinner.

  • 45 g Unsweetened cocoa powder, lightly alkalized
  • 5 g Espresso powder
  • 10 g Baking powder
  • 150 g Refined spelt flour
  • 80 g Ground hazelnut
  • 150 g Butter, slightly softened
  • 50 g Coconut sugar
  • 100 g Erythritol granules
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 3 Large eggs, room-temperature
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 100 ml Whipping cream, room-temperature
  • 5 Small ripe pears, peeled
  1. Grease and line a 10-inch / 26cm springform pan with parchment paper. Sift the cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder and spelt flour into a mixing bowl. Stir in ground hazelnut. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
  2. Cream the softened butter, coconut sugar and erythritol granules together for 5 minutes with a pinch of salt, then beat in the eggs one by one and vanilla extract.
  3. Add in half of the flour mixture, roughly stir to combine. Pour in whipping cream and mix briefly. Now stir in the rest of the flour mixture until combined and smooth.
  4. Scrape the batter into the cake tin and level the surface. Peel the pears and place them in the batter. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Check the cake with a skewer. If it comes out clean it is ready, if not give it a few more minutes in the oven.
  5. Drizzle with melted chocolate and garnish with the sprinkles if desired. | © 2019 | | © 2019 |


Evi Erlinda 17/12/19 08:17

It's really irresistible cake!
What scrumptious with cocoa and espresso powder plus coconut sugar, and whole pears stuck on.

Nancy Chan 17/12/19 08:37

Looks very delicious. I have not taste a pear and chocolate cake.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 17/12/19 13:42

What a beauty!! I've never paired chocolate and pears, but it sure looks like an amazing combination!!!

Kitchen Riffs 17/12/19 15:49

Chocolate and pears? The taste of winter! This is SO seasonally appropriate. Neat recipe -- thanks.

Isabell's Kitchen 17/12/19 16:51

This cake looks amazing! I'm sure it's delicious!

foodtravelandwine 17/12/19 17:02

Fantastic!!....the combination of coffee and chocolate is one of my favorite....and the pear is the perfect crown for this dessert!!....yummy!!!......Abrazotes, Marcela

fimere 17/12/19 19:31

très bon gâteau un duo parfait
bonne soirée

Debra Eliotseats 18/12/19 13:33

I've seen some great pear recipes this morning! This is one. 'Tis the season, I guess!

kitchen flavours 18/12/19 14:49

Wow, what an elegant cake! Looks delicious too!

Pam 18/12/19 18:00

YUM! It looks pretty and so delicious.

Mae Travels 18/12/19 18:12

Chocolate and pears sound like a really great combination! The classic way to do this is pears belle helene -- but this sounds like a great new way to combine them.

best... mae at

Natalia 18/12/19 21:05

Oh yum, chocolate and pears is such a great combo, I would love to have a piece right now!

Dahn @savorthebest 19/12/19 00:05

Oh chocolate and pears is such a great combination. I love that you used whole pears. It makes a great presentation

Julie 19/12/19 07:10

wow !!chocolate and pear makes a good combo..loved the slices of pear in the cake..yummy!

Rafeeda AR 19/12/19 07:17

I have baked with pears before and loved how melty it became once it baked. I am totally in love with this chocolate cake, I am tempted to make some immediately... total yumminess!

Amy (Savory Moments) 19/12/19 13:46

This cake is stunning!! I love the whole pears sticking out and how it looks when it is cut. Just beautiful!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 19/12/19 15:55

Your cake is stunning, Angie! Love the whole pears peaking out. Truly a spectacular holiday dessert.

Anca 19/12/19 17:09

It looks amazing with those pears inside. You've had a wonderful idea.

Marissa 19/12/19 22:52

How beautiful to actually bake the pears inside! This sounds delicious, Angie, and is an absolute stunner!

The-FoodTrotter 19/12/19 23:55

I love this idea... Pears and chocolate are such a perfect match.

Vicki Bensinger 20/12/19 01:48

Two favorites of mine chocolate and pears. This sounds so good although I’m not familiar with Erythritol granules. I’ll have to check that out.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday.

Whisky Cask Company 20/12/19 02:26

I love this post. Thanks for sharing.

Valentina 20/12/19 07:49

Angie, this cake is absolutely stunning! It should be a centerpiece on the table. Happy Holidays to you. :-) ~Valentina

judee 20/12/19 15:16

I love the way you put whole pears in this cake. It looks amazing and I'm sure it tastes incredible.

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 20/12/19 16:07

Oooo I love the chocolate / pear combo! Such a pretty cake Angie!

mjskit 20/12/19 22:34

Love the way you incorporated the pears into the cake. With such a beautiful presentation, the cake has to be delicious! Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season Angie!

Suja Manoj 21/12/19 00:51

Yummy moist chocolate cake,beautifulcake, perfect for holidays

Tania|MyKitchenStories 21/12/19 02:59

This is such an awesome idea. Happy Christmas Angie!

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 21/12/19 06:27

What a beautiful cake Angie, chocolate and pear are great partners. Merry Christmas Angie to you and yours.

Kelly | Foodtasia 21/12/19 08:28

Angie, those pears are so beautiful in the slice of cake. And the cake looks so chocolatey and decadent! A lovely combination!

Balvinder 21/12/19 16:37

Pear and chocolate - Wow, I would have never thought of this combination.Looks really gorgeous!

Catherine 21/12/19 17:29

What a beautiful Christmas dessert! Have a blessed Christmas and New Year! xoxo Catherine

Anonymous 21/12/19 21:24

Hi Angie! You previously had a recipe for panettone on your blog! It was the best one I have tried!!! I noticed it was recently taken down. Do you know any way I could get that recipe again?

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 21/12/19 22:59

this is a gourmet treat just like all your recipes I just love the addition of pear with chocolate amazing recipe

Angie's Recipes 22/12/19 04:38

@Anonymous Some of the images were lost in that post, so I had to redo the post.

Easyfoodsmith 23/12/19 13:19

that is such a winter chocolate cake and one that I always love to have

grace 26/12/19 18:37

what a delicious combination!!

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 8/1/20 09:59

This chocolate pear cake is certainly stunning, Angie! I love the flavor combination and how the pears peak out above the cake!
Roz xo


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