Delightful Chocolate Pear Cake


Pear Infusion

  • 3 pears, peeled
  • 2 cups (480 ml) cherry juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

Cake Batter

  • 1 cup (240 ml) milk, at room temperature
  • 2 cups (240 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (200 grams) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (115 grams) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup (50 grams) cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Optional Mini Cakes

  • 1 cup (150 grams) blackberries


  • Mixing Bowls

    You'll need at least two large mixing bowls. Opt for glass or stainless steel to avoid any off-flavors.

  • Electric Mixer

    An electric mixer helps achieve a smooth batter, but if you don't have one, a hand whisk will do the job—increase whisking time for best results.

  • Baking Pan

    A 9-inch round baking pan works best. Ensure it's non-stick or line it with parchment paper for easy release.

  • Muffin Tin (Optional)

    If you're making mini cakes, a non-stick muffin tin is ideal. Grease it lightly to prevent sticking.


Step 1

Prepare Pears

Peel the pears and place them in a bowl.
Pour cherry juice over the pears.
Add cinnamon, cloves, and orange zest.
Set aside to allow the flavors to infuse.

Step 2

Make Cake Batter

In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
In another bowl, beat the eggs with sugar until well mixed.
Add melted butter, milk, and vanilla extract to the egg mixture.
Gradually incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until smooth.
Ensure all liquid ingredients are at room temperature for best consistency.

Step 3

Assemble and Bake

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
Arrange the infused pears in a baking pan.
Pour the cake batter over the pears, ensuring everything is evenly covered.
If you have extra batter, you can make mini cakes by adding blackberries and pouring batter into muffin tins.
Bake in a preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 40-50 minutes for the main cake and 20-25 minutes for mini cakes.
Allow to cool before serving.


When it’s finally time to present your **Pear-Infused Chocolate Cake**, the fun truly begins! 🍰 Imagine slicing into that gorgeous, glossy top layer to reveal succulent, cherry-soaked pears. **Dust lightly with powdered sugar** or **drizzle with dark chocolate ganache** for extra flair. Pairing suggestions: - 🍷 **Wine Pairing:** A glass of red wine, such as Merlot, amplifies the layered flavors of this cake. - 🍨 **A Scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream:** Balance out the richness with some creamy ice cream. - ☕ **Coffee:** A fresh brew or espresso enhances the chocolate and cherry notes. For a more festive display, garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprig of mint. 🌿 Your guests will be enchanted, and your culinary masterpiece will become the topic of many conversations!


For those with dietary restrictions, don't worry; we have you covered! 🌱 Gluten-Free**: Swap out the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Make sure your baking powder is gluten-free as well. Vegan Version**: Replace the milk with any plant-based milk (almond, soy, oat work great). Use flax eggs (1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 3 tablespoons water per egg) or any commercial egg replacement. Substitute the unsalted butter with coconut oil or vegan butter. These variations still offer the same delicious results and ensure everyone at your table can enjoy! 🎉


  • Why do the ingredients need to be at room temperature?

    Room temperature ingredients blend more smoothly and help achieve a consistent batter, ensuring even baking.

  • Can I use canned pears instead of fresh ones?

    Fresh pears are recommended for optimal flavor, but canned pears can be used in a pinch. Make sure to drain them well.

  • How do I ensure my cake doesn't stick to the pan?

    Make sure to either grease your pan well or use parchment paper lining for an easy release.

  • Can I substitute cherry juice with another fruit juice?

    Absolutely! Pomegranate or apple juice are excellent alternatives that won't compromise the taste.

  • How do I know when my cake is perfectly baked?

    Insert a toothpick into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean or with a few crumbs, it’s done.

  • Any tips for making the cake ahead of time?

    You can prepare the infused pears a day in advance and refrigerate them. The cake itself can be baked the day before and stored in an airtight container.

Nutrition facts

Delightful Chocolate Pear Cake
Recipe Yield:12 servings
Calories:Approximately 325 calories per serving
Calories (Min - Max):300 - 350
Total Fat:12g
Saturated Fat:7g
Total Carbohydrate:48g
Total Sugars:30g