It's not hard to remember the proportions of this recipe - the weight of flour, butter, sugar and eggs is the same. Then, you can add whatever you like - in this case, pears and chocolate.
After reading the reviews I added 1 rounded tsp of baking powder. I cooked it on 170 (fan oven) and it took 45 minutes and then the skewer came out clean. I also lined the tin - I always do. It is lovely, easy to slice and really moist. I will make another one tomorrow to take to work. Great recipe. - 26 Oct 2013
Absolutely yummy! Does need baking powder or self raising flour though, or will be like a brick! - 22 Apr 2013
Yummy cake and easy recipe. Although I changed sugar and used Caster and self raising flour with an addition of a teaspoon of baking powder. - 02 Jul 2014