Bittersweet Chocolate Pear Cake Recipe

Looking for an easy Bittersweet Chocolate Pear Cake recipe? Learn how to make Bittersweet Chocolate Pear Cake using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by chloe529

Makes 16 servings



I got this from a FAB. website called, Smittenkitchen-I just love it!

Recipe Ingredients for Bittersweet Chocolate Pear Cake

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 eggs, at room-temperature
4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
3 pears, peeled, in a small dice (I used anjou, but would recommend a softer variety, like a bosc or any other of your favorites)
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Recipe Directions for Bittersweet Chocolate Pear Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Butter a 9-inch springform pan and dust with breadcrumbs (I cheated and used flour), set aside.

  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together, set aside.

  3. Using a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the eggs on high speed until pale and very thick. (In a professional Kitchen Aid, it takes at least five minutes; on a home machine, it will take nine minutes to get sufficient volume)

  4. While the eggs are whipping, brown the butter. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan (because it will foam a lot) and cook it until the butter browns and smells nutty (about 6 to 8 minutes). It helps to frequently scrape the solids off the bottom of the pan in the last couple minutes to ensure even browning. Remove from the flame but keep in a warm spot.

  5. Add the sugar to the eggs and whip a few minutes more.

  6. Just as the egg-sugar mixture is starting to loose volume, turn the mixture down to stir, and add the flour mixture and brown butter. Add one third of the flour mixture, then half of the butter, a third of the flour, the remaining butter, and the rest of flour. Whisk until just barely combined ? no more than a minute from when the flour is first added ? and then use a spatula to gently fold the batter until the ingredients are combined. It is very important not to over-whisk or fold the batter or it will lose volume.

  7. Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle the pear and chocolate chunks over the top, and bake until the cake is golden brown and springs back to the touch, about 40 to 50 minutes, or a tester comes out clean.

Categories

Dessert, Valentine's Day

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 74.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
161
Calories from Fat
65
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.2g
11%
Saturated Fat
4.2g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
90mg
4%
Potassium
163mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
23.2g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1.6g
6%
Sugars
14.4g
Protein
2.2g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 5% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
  • Very high in sugar
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