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Ciambella dark chocolate, walnut and pear-feature-hand on slice

Ciambella dark chocolate, walnut, and pear

  • Author: Nicoletta
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x


A seasonal dessert that will envelop you in a cozy, warm hug. Imagine chunks of pear and walnuts tucked in a tender, crumbly, dark chocolate cake, with hints of cocoa, cinnamon, and cardamom coming through.


  • 100 g milk
  • 60 g dark chocolate
  • 125 g cane sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 120 g butter, softened
  • 135 g all-purpose flour
  • 30 g cocoa
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of cardamom
  • 4 g baking powder
  • 70 g walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 pear, peeled and chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Butter and flour a bundt pan.
  2. In a saucepan heat up the milk, add the dark chocolate, and stir until it melts. Then, add the sugar and stir to combine.
  3. Let cool slightly, then add the eggs, one at a time, whisking after every addition.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the softened butter and beat until frothy. Slowly, add the chocolate/egg mixture and mix to combine.
  5. After, add the flour mixture a little at a time and blend until incorporated.
  6. Lastly, add the chopped walnuts and pear. Mix with a spatula.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan. Place the bundt on the middle rack of the preheated oven. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Let cool on a rack before unmolding.
  • Category: Dessert, cakes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Italian
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