About this recipe: A deliciously moist cake. A spiced cake batter is topped with sliced pears, pecans and chopped milk chocolate, before being baked to perfection. Serve with sweetened whipped cream.
If Bosc pears are unavailable, substitute any ripe pear you prefer. You can also use tinned pears, if desired.
This is the first time I have ever rated a recipe. This cake is just fantastic. I made it exactly as the recipe indicated except I used milk chocolate chips on the top instead of shaved chocolate. The cake was light yet moist and just delicious. I have a feeling it will be even better tomorrow! - 16 May 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This cake is great for the holidays. The spices, orange, pear, and chocolate are a great combination and the cake itself is moist and not too heavy. This is one of the best cake recipes I have gotten off of this site. - 24 Dec 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
More of a spice cake, than a pear flavor. This is by no means is a bad tasting cake and it is soft and moist, but I was hoping for more pear flavor and should have known better since the pears are just on top. I followed the recipe exactly. - 23 Jan 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)