Pear chocolate loaf cake


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About this recipe: 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.


Serves: 8 

  • 3 eggs
  • 140g icing sugar
  • 140g plain flour
  • 140g butter, melted
  • 50g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tinned pears, drained and chopped

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:10min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a large loaf tin.
  2. Whisk the eggs with the sugar in a bowl. Sieve the flour, and stir in the flour and melted butter. Stir in the chocolate and pears. Pour the cake mixture into the prepared tin.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted near the centre comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Reviews (7)


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


This is fab. So easy to make - though my cooker takes hours to cook anything. This will be a great pear cake base as you can add anything to it - vanilla, ginger etc. I added too much chocolate by mistake (honest) about 80g and 2 teaspoons of cocoa to change the colour. The first day it was yum - second day it was a gooey peary chocolatey delight. Thanks for this recipe - I will be making this forever! - 16 Feb 2013

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