French chocolate pear cake

Recipe by Kasha

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.

Top Review by shhthisisjanelle

Made this for an ambitious 7 course meal for some friends. The cake seemed way too dense and the pear flavor got overwhelmed by the chocolate. It was definitely good, in the way that chocolate and fruit will always taste good together, but not a new or exciting flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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