Dark Chocolate, Pear, Pistachio Cake

Recipe by BB2011
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 10
YIELD: 1 cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • CAKE.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F Butter a 9in springform cake pan, then line the bottom with baking paper and butter the paper.
  • Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Process the chocolate and pistachios in a food processor until coarse crumbs form.
  • 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.
  • Stir the flour mixture into the butter/sugar mixture, then add the pistachio and chocolate mixture and the pear.
  • 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.
  • CHOCOLATE GANACHE.
  • Heat cream in a small saucepan over medium-low heat to just BELOW boiling. Watch carefully to avoid scalding.
  • Add chocolate and stir until smooth.
  • Remove from heat and set aside until slightly thickened (5-10 minutes).
  • Pour ganache over the cake, scatter with pistachios, and place in the refrigerator to set (20-30 minutes).
  • Enjoy!
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