Pear cake with chocolate and almonds

    Pear cake with chocolate and almonds


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    About this recipe: This cake is foolproof and irresistibly tender. Fresh pears, chocolate and ground almonds combine in a cake that is very simple to make.

    Serves: 6 

    • 150g caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 100g ground almonds
    • 4 eggs
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 150g plain yoghurt
    • 3 tablespoons crème fraîche
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 4 ripe pears - peeled, cored and chopped
    • 130g dark chocolate, chopped
    • 1 handful flaked almonds

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Butter a 23cm round cake tin. Whisk together the caster sugar, plain flour and ground almonds; set aside.
    2. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg yolks, yoghurt, crème fraîche and vanilla. Stir the egg mixture and the sugar mixture together.
    3. Scatter the chopped pears into the bottom of the cake tin, then sprinkle the chocolate pieces over. Cover with the cake mixture, then sprinkle generously with flaked almonds.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted near the centre comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Serve warm.
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