Chocolate-Pear Tea Bread

Recipe by ratherbeswimmin
READY IN: 1hr 30mins




  • Position an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350°.
  • Lightly butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.
  • Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper or waxed paper.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer set on high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • One at a time, beat in the eggs, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Mix in the applesauce and vanilla.
  • With the mixer on low, gradually beat in the flour mixture; mix just until smooth, scraping down the bowl as needed.
  • Fold in the pears and chocolate chips.
  • Spread the batter in the prepared pan.
  • Bake until a pick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour.
  • Let cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  • Invert the cake onto the rack and unmold.
  • Remove the paper, turn the loaf right side up, and let cool completely.