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Pears and chocolate cake

A Fluffy Chocolate Pear Cake

Chocolate pear cake is one of the most mouthwatering treats I have ever eaten. Fluffy, sweet, and rich in delicious chocolate chips. It’s easy to prepare with just a few ingredients, and it produces amazing results. 
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Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pears and chocolate cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 people

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of butter (120g)
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup of sugar  (150g)
  • ¾ cup + 1 tbsp  of all-purpose flour  (100g)
  • ½ cup of corn or potato starch (50g)
  • 2 tbsp of baking powder (8g)
  • 3 big pears, pick your favorite (150g)
  • ½ to ¾ cup of dark chocolate chips 
  • Raw cane sugar

Instructions

  • Take two mixing bowls and divide the egg yolks from the whites;
    eggs pears chocolate
  • Soften the butter slightly in the microwave and let it cool down; then add it to the egg yolks and the sugar;
    butter
  • Stir all the ingredients until well combined;
    ingredients
  • Sift together the flour, cornstarch, and baking powder. Add it to the egg mixture, a little at a time;
    flour
  • Add all the chocolate chips and mix well;
    chocolate chips
  • Whip the whites to a stiff peak with a hand mixer at high speed; 
    white eggs
  • Fold the whites into the batter with downwards motions to maintain as much volume as possible;
    batter
  • Transfer the batter to a parchment-lined pan; the cake won’t stick to the pan so you can remove it easily;
  • Peel, core, and slice the pears and arrange them on the top of the batter; 
    pears
  • Sprinkle it with raw cane sugar for a crunchy delicious crust;
    raw-sugar
  • Pre-heat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and bake for 40 minutes in a static oven; 
  • If the top gets too brown, lower the oven temperature to 325°F (160°C); 
  • Do the toothpick test. Insert it into the cake, and if it comes out clean, it is ready;
  • Turn off the oven, and leave the cake in for about 5-7 minutes to cool down gradually; then open the oven door and let it stand for about 10 minutes more;
  • Let it cool and remember that if you baked it the day before, the taste will become more intense.  
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