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 bellenden

Makes 12 servings



bittersweet chocolate, browned sugar and soft sweet pears. Recipe courtesy of Smitten Kitchen and restaurant La di La in NYC.

Recipe Ingredients for Bittersweet Chocolate Pear cake

100 grams Wheat Flour, White, All-purpose, Unenriched
7 grams Baking Powder
3 serving woodland organic egg
115 grams Butter
90 grams Sugars, Powdered
4 pear, small (approx 3 per lb) Pears
135 grams Chocolate
1/4 tsp Sea Salt

Recipe Directions for Bittersweet Chocolate Pear cake

  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 (180 degrees C)

  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 [updated, thanks for your responses], or a tester comes out clean.

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Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 89.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.5g
22%
Saturated Fat
8.2g
41%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
21mg
7%
Sodium
42mg
2%
Potassium
75mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
25.4g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2.2g
9%
Sugars
14.7g
Protein
2.7g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 16% 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-
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in sugar
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