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Pear cake with chocolate

And of course as with any celebration we need a bit of cake for that, don’t we? So I made this delicious pear cake with chocolate to celebrate the occasion. The cake is lovely and moist due to the added pieces of pear. It also means that you might need to bake it a little longer than normal to make sure it is cooked all the way through. It took a total of 60 minutes on 180 ˚C in my oven but make sure to check if it is done by inserting a wooden skewer.

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Almond flour

We didn’t have any plans when I did the grocery shopping and it turned out I ran out of almond flour. But I did have quite a few almonds left so I made my own by adding it to the food processor and grinding until it resembled flour. That meant it was a lot coarser than regular flour but that works really well here as you have the crunchy bits inside too.

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Cake with pear and chocolate

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 10 slices


  • 125 gr almond flour
  • 150 gr self raising flour
  • 150 gr butter melted or soft
  • 150 gr sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 pears in small pieces
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 pear for the top


  • Preheat the oven to 180˚C and cover a baking tin with baking paper. Set aside
  • Mix all ingredients except the pear bits until it is a smooth batter. Spoon the pear through it and place the batter in the tin.
  • Slice two middle sections out of a pear, remove the pits if there are any and press them into the batter. Place the cake in the oven and bake for 60 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool before slicing
Course: Cake
Keyword: almond flour, pear


The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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Also great for autumn baking is this chestnut cake and this great almond orange cake!


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