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    Dark Chocolate, Pear, Pistachio Cake

    Dark Chocolate, Pear, Pistachio Cake. Photo by BB2011

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    1 hr

    20 mins

    40 mins

    BB2011's Note:

    This was proclaimed the best cake ever by my family at our Thanksgiving meal. It's from Technicolor Kitchen.

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    Serves: 10



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    1. 1
    2. 2
      Preheat oven to 350°F Butter a 9in springform cake pan, then line the bottom with baking paper and butter the paper.
    3. 3
      Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt.
    4. 4
      Process the chocolate and pistachios in a food processor until coarse crumbs form.
    5. 5
      Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy (2-3 minutes). Add eggs one at a time, beating until well combined, then beat in the vanilla.
    6. 6
      Stir the flour mixture into the butter/sugar mixture, then add the pistachio and chocolate mixture and the pear.
    7. 7
      Pour into the springform pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 30-40 minutes. Place the pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes then carefully remove the mold.
    8. 8
    9. 9
      Heat cream in a small saucepan over medium-low heat to just BELOW boiling. Watch carefully to avoid scalding.
    10. 10
      Add chocolate and stir until smooth.
    11. 11
      Remove from heat and set aside until slightly thickened (5-10 minutes).
    12. 12
      Pour ganache over the cake, scatter with pistachios, and place in the refrigerator to set (20-30 minutes).
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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 14, 2013


      I really enjoyed this cake, it totally hit the spot, when it comes to chocolate. The pears I had on hand were really small, because they came from my pear tree, so I added three of them, and I'm really glad I did. I think the pears went nicely to the cake, and the pistacios added a nice crunch to it.

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    Nutritional Facts for Dark Chocolate, Pear, Pistachio Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (126 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 462.1
    Calories from Fat 316
    Total Fat 35.1 g
    Saturated Fat 20.0 g
    Cholesterol 99.2 mg
    Sodium 85.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 39.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.6 g
    Sugars 18.1 g
    Protein 8.7 g

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