Chocolate & Caramelised Pear Cake

Pic: Istockphoto © Chocolate pear cake cut into squares Pic: Istockphoto
Credit: George's Kitchen

Make this delicious Chocolate Pear Cake in a square tin, and cut into small pieces to serve. Great for an afternoon tea spread, or charity bake!

Makes: a 22cm square cake; cut as desired
Cooking time: 35-40min

How to make Chocolate Pear Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C, Fan Oven 160°C, Gas Mark 4. Line a 22cm square cake tin with baking paper.
  2. Melt butter and stir in sifted cocoa until smooth. Set aside to cool.
  3. Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla extract until thick and creamy. Fold in cocoa mixture, ground almonds, baking powder and chocolate. Pour into prepared cake tin.
  4. Place two chopped pears over the top and gently press into the mixture.
  5. Bake for 35-40min until cooked. Whilst baking, caramelise one pear. To do this, quarter pear and slice thinly lengthwise. Place in frying pan with a thin layer of caster sugar set on medium heat and cook until golden brown.
  6. The centre of your cake will still be a little gooey and the top firm. Allow to cool in the tin before cutting into pieces. Carefully place a piece of caramelised pear on the top of each piece. Serve dusted with a little sifted icing sugar, if desired.

Also try our Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Popcorn Celebration Cake, Cranberry & White Chocolate Cake, Apple Cake and Biscoff and Nutella Blondies.