5 from 3 votes

Pear and chocolate cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 persone
Author Giulia


Ingredients for the cake

  • 4 eggs
  • 180 g of brown cane sugar
  • 180 g of extra virgin olive oil
  • 240 g of all purpose flour
  • 50 g of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 15 g of baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of powdered cardamom
  • 2 pears
  • 80 g of dark chocolate drops

Ingredients for the decoration

  • 2 pears
  • 2 spoons of brown cane sugar
  • A few knobs of butter


  • Whip the eggs, at room temperature, with the sugar until foamy and white.
  • Add the olive oil and whisk it in gently.
  • Sift the flower, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and cardamom powder and incorporate delicately into the batter.
  • Peel the pears, cut them into cubes and add them into the batter along with the chocolate drops.
  • Butter and dust with flour a 26cm round baking tin before tipping in the batter.
  • Decorate the top with the two other pears, peeled and cut into thin slices. Sprinkle sugar on the pears and scatter with some butter slivers.
  • Heat the oven to 190°C and bake the cake for about 45 minutes, until it is golden brown and cooked through.
  • Cool completely before slicing.
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