chocolate pear cake on a black wire rack
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Chocolate Pear Cake

Chocolate Pear Cake, a moist easy to make Cake Recipe.  Chocolate Cake topped with sliced pears and sprinkled with chocolate chips.  The perfect breakfast, tea or dessert cake. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chocolate pear cake, Italian pear cake, pear cake
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 234kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen


  • 2 large Pears (ripe but firm, William, Bartlett or Anjou)
  • 1 1/4 cups + 2 tablespoons cake flour (175 grams)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoons vegetable oil (I use corn or sunflower)
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (dark chocolate)


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 F (180 C).  Grease and flour a 9 inch cake pan.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Mix together the yogurt and milk until combined, set aside.
  • Peel, core and slice the pears.
  • In a large bowl beat on medium speed the eggs, vanilla and sugar until light and fluffy, approximately 5 minutes.  Then slowly add the vegetable oil and beat to combine.  
  • Alternately add the dry ingredients with the yogurt mixture. Beat to combine, approximately one minute.
  • Pour into the prepared pan, top with pear slices (sliced side down).  Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.  Bake for approximately 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool then dust with powdered / icing sugar before serving. Enjoy!


Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 0.8mg