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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150g butter or margarine, softened
150g caster sugar
300g plain flour
3 teaspoon baking powder
100g plain chocolate, chopped
1 heaped tablespoon baking cocoa
1 heaped tablespoon oats
1 tablespoon rum
1 pinch cinnamon
1 generous pinch nutmeg
Method Prep:30min › Cook:1hr › Ready in:1hr30min
Preheat your oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease a springform tin.
Peel pears, cut in half and remove core.
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.
Spread 2/3 of the mixture in the tin.
Distribute pear halves on top, and gently press down. Cover with the rest of the mixture.
Bake in the preheated oven till a tester comes out clean, about 1 hour.