Upside down pear chocolate cake

September 17, 2011

I have a friend who would do anything for a chocolate. I’m in this stage in my life where I appreciate a chocolate, but I could live without. While I was browsing through the recipes with pears I found this cake. Chocolate and pears make good match. I wanted so bad to show you how delicate, moist and mousse this cake is. The picture doesn’t show that all, but the cake is delicious. Give as much pears as you can.

Upside down pear chocolate cake

Upside down pear chocolate cake
  • 200g butter (room temperature)
  • 200g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 150g granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g self-raising flour (or plain flour with 1 tsp baking powder)
  • 3 Tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 3 pears (cut in thick slices)
Line a 23 cm springform pan with parchment paper or lightly greased aluminium foil. Sprinkle the 3 tablespoons of soft brown sugar on the parchment paper. Arrange pear slices over sugar.
Melt the butter, chocolate and granulated sugar in a medium saucepan over low heat (stirring all the time) until smooth. Let it cool completely.
Add the eggs, vanilla extract and flour to the cooled chocolate mixture and stir until smooth (don’t overwork it, flour only need to be incorporated). Pour the mixture over the pears.
Bake for about 25-30 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in comes out clean) in a preheated oven at 180°C (160°C fan).
Remove from the oven and leave it to cool for 15 minutes, after that time put it upside down on the plate and let it cool completely.

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  • Reply Kathy September 20, 2011 at 00:59

    I think your friend is not the only person who would do any thing for chocolate!!

  • Reply Anonymous September 24, 2011 at 02:52

    This pear cake is delicious! Even though my pears weren’t the sweetest, they tasted great in this chocolate cake. I’ve passed the recipe onto several others already.
    from NYC

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