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Fantastic Chocolate Pear Cake

Funny story, we made this Pear Chocolate Cake for the first time just a few days before it appeared on the cover of Bake from Scratch magazine. Our pictures were so similar for a second we thought they published our photo. But that was just a coincidence proving that great minds think alike =) We’ve never compared the recipes but can tell you that our version is excellent. This dessert is a pure chocolate delight with tender pears inside.
Chocolate Pear Cake Recipe

Chocolate Pear Cake Recipe

Fantastic Chocolate Pear Cake


  • water - 3 cups
  • cognac - 1/2 cup (optional)
  • sugar - 2 cups
  • vanilla pot - 1, cut in half and scraped
  • Bosc pears - 3, peeled
  • all purpose flour - 1 cup
  • cacao - 2 tablespoons
  • sugar - 1 cup
  • salt - 1/2 teaspoon
  • baking soda - 1 teaspoon
  • baking powder - 1 teaspoon
  • buttermilk or kefir - 1 cup
  • large egg - 1
  • vegetable oil - 2 tablespoon
  • baking spray
  • warm chocolate syrup for serving (optional)


  1. In a medium pot combine the water, sugar, cognac and vanilla pod. Bring to a simmer.
  2. Add the pears to a simmering syrup. Cook for 40-50 minutes, until pears are soft.
  3. Remove the pears from the syrup, drain and cool completely.
  4. In a medium bowl mix the flour, cocoa, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  5. In another bowl combine buttermilk, egg, and vegetable oil. Whisk until well mixed.
  6. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the bowl with the flour. Stir with a whisk until smooth.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  8. Spray a 9 x 5 Inch loaf pan with baking spray. Pour the batter into the pan and arrange the pears bottom side down in line.
  9. Bake for 60 minutes.
  10. Allow to sit for 25 minutes on a cooling rack before removing the cake from pan.

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