Chocolate, Almonds, and Pears All In One Cake

Here is another unique combination that I came across. In this chocolate delight, you not only get the great chocolate taste, but you get a slight taste of almond and the true unique ingredient, you also add some pears.

Honestly, I have not had the time to make this dessert but I just found the flavor combination so unique that I am hoping someone makes it and shares with the group.


Makes about 10 servings
4 eggs, separated
7 oz (200g) semisweet chocolate (55-70%)
2/3 cup (150g) butter
1 tbsp (8g) unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup (100g) ground almonds
1/4 tsp (2g) salt
1 tsp (5ml) almond extract
1/2 cup (100g) sugar
3 or 4 ripe pears, peeled, halved and cored

Grease and line a 10-inch (25 cm) springform pan (with a removable base) with parchment paper. Separate egg yolks from whites. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Melt chocolate and butter over a bain-marie until smooth. Let it cool slightly. Add yolks one at a time and stir well. Stir in cocoa powder, ground almonds, salt and almond extract. Whip egg whites until foamy using a mixer. Gradually add sugar and whip until soft peaks form. Gently fold the whipped whites into chocolate mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan. Cut pear halves in thin slices leaving one edge uncut. Place the sliced pear halves on top of the batter and bake for 35-40 minutes. Let it cool completely and refrigerate to set for at least 2 hours.

Source: Home Cooking Adventure