Cakey Chocolate Pear Muffins

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

These muffins are very, very yummy! They are juicy from the pears and so chocolatey good! Mmmm! This recipe originally was meant to make a cake, but I liked it better as a muffin. Naturally this means that the dough is stiffer and the muffins come out more cake like. I hope you enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and both sugars in a big bowl for about 5 minutes. Beat in each egg separately.
  2. In a nother bowl combine flour, baking powder and cocoa powder.
  3. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet carefully.
  4. Fold in pears and chocolate chips. The dough will be very cake like.
  5. Fill into prepared muffin tins and bake in the preheated oven at 190°C/375°F for about 20-30 minutes.
Most Helpful

Excellent Muffins Lalaloula, I really enjoy making muffins for Little Miss (DD), so when I seen this recipe I knew it would be right. Little Miss loves chocolate and I like pear. I cooked them for 20 mins in a 180oC oven. Thank you Lalaloula for posting your recipe

Chef floWer January 11, 2011

What a great twist on muffins! I loved the chocolate chips and pears together. The muffin batter was really thick, but they turned into gorgeous muffins. I might chop my pears a little smaller next time and double the cocoa powder just to darken the muffin a little more, but really good as written!

Wish I Could Cook August 31, 2010

These were great!!! I loved the juicy bits of pear that were in every bite it was a very nice touch indeed. Like Lalaloula said these do come out more like a cake than a muffin but I actually really like that. They are not for the faint heart as they are very rich and so chocolatey but that could also be because I used my Texas muffin tin instead so the muffins were huge. I used the mixed chocolate option going with white and milk chocolate drops and I really liked them this way. I also love how crunchy the muffin tops were I never usually get that much crunch when I make other muffin recipes. I am guessing that it was this way because of being more of a cake mixture but it was delicious. A great cake/muffin recipe loula and I will definitely be making these again. Yummy!!!!

The Flying Chef August 22, 2010