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Double Chocolate Pear Cake

Double Chocolate Pear Cake

Double Chocolate Pear Cake, simple ingredients that work so well together, creating a moist, pillowy cake, with luxurious cocoa and chocolate flavor adding in, the freshness of the pear. A slice is perfect for breakfast, as a snack, or dessert.

Recipe adapted from Plumcake Pere e Cioccolato

  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 loaf cake 1x


  • 2 eggs, organic, free range
  • 120 g sugar (we used organic coconut palm sugar)
  • 100 g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 130 ml milk (dairy or non-dairy milk)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 220 g unbleached, all purpose flour
  • 40 g unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 Tbsp (9 g) baking powder
  • 2 pears (we used Conference pears)
  • 1/4 cup semi sweet mini chocolate chips, optional
  • slivered unbleached almonds, for the top, optional
  • icing sugar (optional) for topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F (180° C) and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the eggs and sugar and beat at medium speed until frothy and lighter in color.
  3. Melt the butter in a microwave or bain-marie and let it cool.
  4. Add the milk, vanilla, and melted butter, beating on slow to incorporate them to the egg mixture.
  5. Add the sifted flour, cocoa, and baking powder, and mix until well incorporated.
  6. Peel the pears, then cube one and slice the other.
  7. With a spatula fold in the cubed pear and mini chocolate chips, if using.
  8. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan (or any other pan you like) and spread the top evenly with the spatula.
  9. Garnish the top with the sliced pear and slivered almonds.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for about 40-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the sides and center comes out clean.
  11. Let cool on a rack before taking out of the pan.
  12. Once cooled, sprinkle with icing sugar, slice, and enjoy!


You can use a loaf pan or a round cake pan. Adjust baking times accordingly.

  • Author: Nicoletta
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Dessert, cakes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Serving Size: 8-10 servings
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