French chocolate pear cake

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Total Time
15 mins
45 mins

A fast, easy, and cheap French cake. It keeps a week, and is better when a little old. If I want to dress it up, I serve it with creme anglaise or whipped cream. Recipe originally from one of my adult students, Yves.

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  1. Spray a 9 or 10" pan, ideally a springform, with cooking spray.
  2. Combine egg whites, sugar and vanilla, add and stir in cocoa, flour and baking powder.
  3. Stir in apple sauce.
  4. Carefully stir in the cubed pears, (count out 6 half-pears, eat any extras).
  5. Pour batter into greased pan and bake at 350° for about 45 minutes.
  6. Cool and unmold, dust with cocoa and/or powdered sugar to decorate.