Chocolate Pear Cake

    1 hour 45 min

    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.

    12 people made this

    Serves: 16 

    • 3 eggs
    • 325g apple sauce
    • 3 tablespoons dark treacle
    • 115g unsalted butter, melted
    • 525g sponge cake mix
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
    • 1 small Bosc pear, peeled and thinly sliced
    • 60g pecans, chopped
    • 75g milk chocolate, coarsely chopped

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:25min chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr45min 

    1. Preheat an oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 26cm round springform tin.
    2. Use an electric mixer to beat the eggs, apple sauce, black treacle and butter in a large bowl. Beat in the sponge cake mix along with the cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and orange zest. Mix on medium speed for 4 minutes. Pour batter into prepared tin. Top the batter with pear slices; sprinkle evenly with the pecans and chopped chocolate.
    3. Bake in preheated oven until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 55 to 60 minutes. Cool for 25 minutes before removing from tin.


    If Bosc pears are unavailable, substitute any ripe pear you prefer. You can also use tinned pears, if desired.

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    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)