Pear Pistachio and Chocolate Cake

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Easy and good to serve with coffee.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
  2. Grease and flour loaf tin.
  3. Put flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, butter and eggs in food processor.
  4. Blend until just combined. (Do not over blend).
  5. Transfer to mixing bowl. Stir in chocolate, pear, pistachios and orange zest.
  6. Pour mixture into loaf tin.
  7. Bake 60 minutes or until skewer inserted coes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool for a few minutes then turn onto cake rack to cool.
Most Helpful

I have made this cake several times now, its really lovely. It needed cooking for slightly longer than recommended but i cooked it in a round cake tin so that may be why. I changed the pistachios for pecans as that was what I had. Its just as nice hot or cold (if there's any left over) We ate it with cream naughty but nice.

loony minder May 29, 2010

Although I haven't yet tried this, it sounds lovely and unusual. Above all, I so appreciate your posting a REAL cake recipe and not something out of a box! I've just spent about an hour looking at pistachio recipes, including many cakes, and everything else I've seen uses a cake mix.

coconutty June 21, 2009