Chocolate cake with preserved winter pears

Chocolate cake with preserved winter pears

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Team

Team

Editorial Team at Kitchen Stories

Difficulty

Easy 👌

Preparation

30 min

Baking

15 min

Resting

0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
66⅔ g
bittersweet chocolate
66⅔ g
butter
1⅓
eggs
70 g
sugar (divided)
46⅔ g
all-purpose flour
3⅓ g
cocoa powder
g
baking powder
tsp
salt
½
pears
33⅓ ml
port wine
41⅔ ml
pear juice
star anise
1⅓
cloves
confectioner’s sugar to garnish
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Utensils

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

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Nutrition per serving

Cal754
Fat43 g
Protein11 g
Carb77 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.
    • 66⅔ g bittersweet chocolate
    • 66⅔ 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.
    • 1⅓ eggs
    • 53⅓ 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.
    • 46⅔ g all-purpose flour
    • 3⅓ g cocoa powder
    • g baking powder
    • 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.
    • ½ pears
    • 16⅔ g sugar
    • 33⅓ ml port wine
    • 41⅔ ml pear juice
    • star anise
    • 1⅓ 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.

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Chocolate cake with preserved winter pears

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