Chocolate cake with preserved winter pears

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Thomas

Thomas

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
30
min.
Preparation
15
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-12+
400 g bittersweet chocolate
400 g butter
eggs
420 g sugar (divided)
280 g all-purpose flour
20 g cocoa powder
15 g baking powder
¼ tsp salt
pears
200 ml port wine
250 ml pear juice
star anise
cloves
confectioner’s sugar to garnish
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • large saucepan
  • oven
  • large bowl
  • spatula
  • standing mixer or hand beater with beaters
  • sieve
  • muffin tin
  • small saucepan
  • cutting board
  • knife

Nutrition per serving

Cal
754
Protein
11 g
Fat
43 g
Carb
77 g
  • Step 1/6

    Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Heat a little water in a large saucepan and bring it to a boil at medium-high heat. Reduce heat and place a large bowl on top as a double boiler. Add butter and chocolate to bowl and stir until melted.
    • 400 g bittersweet chocolate
    • 400 g butter
    • large saucepan
    • oven
    • large bowl
    • spatula

    Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Heat a little water in a large saucepan and bring it to a boil at medium-high heat. Reduce heat and place a large bowl on top as a double boiler. Add butter and chocolate to bowl and stir until melted.

  • Step 2/6

    Add eggs and part of the sugar to a stand mixer. Beat until well combined. Pour into molten chocolate and stir thoroughly.
    • eggs
    • 320 g sugar
    • standing mixer or hand beater with beaters

    Add eggs and part of the sugar to a stand mixer. Beat until well combined. Pour into molten chocolate and stir thoroughly.

  • Step 3/6

    Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt into the dough. Stir to combine.
    • 280 g all-purpose flour
    • 20 g cocoa powder
    • 15 g baking powder
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • sieve

    Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt into the dough. Stir to combine.

  • Step 4/6

    Distribute dough evenly in a muffin tin. Bake in preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for approx. 15 – 20 min.
    • oven
    • muffin tin

    Distribute dough evenly in a muffin tin. Bake in preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for approx. 15 – 20 min.

  • Step 5/6

    Meanwhile, peel, quarter and core pears. Caramelize remaining sugar in a small saucepan. Deglaze with port wine. Add pear juice, star anise, and cloves.
    • pears
    • 100 g sugar
    • 200 ml port wine
    • 250 ml pear juice
    • star anise
    • cloves
    • small saucepan
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Meanwhile, peel, quarter and core pears. Caramelize remaining sugar in a small saucepan. Deglaze with port wine. Add pear juice, star anise, and cloves.

  • Step 6/6

    Add pears to saucepan and simmer for approx. 15 – 20 min. Enjoy the chocolate cakes with warm spiced pears and garnish with some confectioner’s sugar.
    • confectioner’s sugar to garnish

    Add pears to saucepan and simmer for approx. 15 – 20 min. Enjoy the chocolate cakes with warm spiced pears and garnish with some confectioner’s sugar.