Sunken pear chocolate cake

    1 hour 30 min

    Cakes with "sunken" fruit are especially moist. Usually they are made only with fruit but I am adding chocolate to my sunken pear cake.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1kg pears
    • 150g butter or margarine, softened
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 300g plain flour
    • 3 teaspoon baking powder
    • 125g milk
    • 100g plain chocolate, chopped
    • 1 heaped tablespoon baking cocoa
    • 1 heaped tablespoon oats
    • 1 tablespoon rum
    • 1 pinch cinnamon
    • 1 generous pinch nutmeg

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Preheat your oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease a springform tin.
    2. Peel pears, cut in half and remove core.
    3. Beat butter and sugar till creamy. Add eggs one after the other. Mix flour and baking powder and add to egg mixture, alternating with the milk. Then stir in chocolate, cocoa, oats, rum, cinnamon and nutmeg.
    4. Spread 2/3 of the mixture in the tin.
    5. Distribute pear halves on top, and gently press down. Cover with the rest of the mixture.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven till a tester comes out clean, about 1 hour.

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