Cocoa pear cake

    1 hour 5 min

    The baking cocoa in this cake gives it just has a hint of chocolate flavour so it's less rich than other chocolate pear cakes.

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    Makes: 1 cake

    • breadcrumbs for the tin
    • 2 eggs
    • 75ml milk
    • 200g sugar
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 200g plain flour
    • 1 heaped tablespoon baking cocoa
    • 1 (400g) tin pears, drained
    • 1 generous knob butter, diced

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat your oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease a 23cm cake tin and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Turn tin upside down over the kitchen sink and gently tap the bottom to remove excess crumbs.
    2. Beat milk and eggs in a bowl using a whisk. Add sugar, salt, flour and cocoa and stir everything till smooth.
    3. Cut pears into chunks and fold into the mixture.
    4. Tip mixture into the prepared tin and dot with butter. Bake in the preheated von for 50 minutes. Let cool briefly in the tin, then unfold onto a wire rack and serve lukewarm with whipped cream.

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