Chocolate and pear cake

This is the most wonderful combination. And it looks pretty too, served upside-down. And a bonus: it’s gluten-free. plateful 15-4-15licking the bowl 15-4-155 under-ripe pears
180g dark chocolate [we used 85%]
250g butter
6 eggs
175g sugar
100g ground almonds
2 tbsp Poire William liqueur [which we didn’t have so I left out] chocolate, broken in packet 15-4-15Preheat the oven to 170°C/gas 5. Grease and line a 23cm round cake tin.

Peel, core and cut the pears into eighths. Arrange them core-side down in a fanned circle at the bottom of the tin. pears in the tin 15-4-15Put a pan on the heat with a little water in it and set a heatproof bowl over it. Break up the chocolate and melt together with the butter in the bowl. This step can also be done in the microwave. eggs & sugar, whisked 15-4-15chocolate & butter, melted 15-4-15
While they are melting, beat the eggs and sugar together until pale and fluffy [top]. Stir the melted chocolate mix into the egg mix [above]. Next carefully fold in the ground almonds [below]. add ground almonds to chocolate1 15-4-15add ground almonds to chocolate2 15-4-15Tip the batter into the tin and bake for 45-50 minutes. To see if it is baked through, use a skewer to test the centre. pouring batter into the cake tin 15-4-15ready to go into the oven 15-4-15As soon as it comes out of the oven, pour over the liqueur [if using]. just out of the oven 15-4-15Leave to cool in the tin. upside down cake 15-4-155 to remember
al revés – upside-down
el licor – the liqueur
un plus – a bonus
sin gluten – gluten-free
la masa – the batter [for a cake]

One, a cook and her cupboard by florence knight 15-4-15

Recipe by Florence Knight from One: A Cook and Her Cupboard [UK: Saltyard Books]

If you like this, try these:-
Iced Apricot Fruit Loaf
Cherry and Almond Traybake
White Chocolate and Cranberry Flapjack

And if you’d like to tweet a link to THIS post, here’s my suggested tweet:
A yummy chocolate and pear cake #Recipe by @FlorenceKnight #Spain via @Spanish_Valley http://wp.me/p3dYp6-1rq

9 thoughts on “Chocolate and pear cake

  1. David Gudgeon

    Hi Sandra

    Looks good and it’s Gluten free,Lesley’s going to try it at the weekend.

    Have a great holiday.

    Kind Regards Gudge

    David Alan Gudgeon +447887745997 Sent from my iPad

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