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Pear-Almond Cake with Chocolate Chunks

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8

A tasty and flavorful cake for when you need a change-of-pace dessert ... or something to impress friends or family. MORE + LESS -

TBSP Geoff
May 7, 2015

Ingredients

1
cup flour
1 1/4
teaspoons baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup sugar
2
large eggs plus 1 egg white
1/4
cup butter, melted and cooled
2
large pears, peeled and thinly sliced
1/2
cup chocolate chunks
1/2
cup sliced almonds
2
tablespoons powdered sugar (for dusting)

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 °- F. Line 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper. Grease the paper, then flower the pan.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  • 3
    In separate large bowl, whisk together 3/4 cup sugar and 2 eggs until pale yellow, approximately 2 minutes. Add butter. Stir into flour mixture until just combined.
  • 4
    Pour half of batter into pan and top with half of the pear slices and half of the chocolate. Repeat with remaining batter, pears and chocolate.
  • 5
    In food processor (or blender), finely grind almonds with remaining 1/2 cup sugar. Add egg white and process until smooth. Drizzle over cake and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup almonds.
  • 6
    Bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, approximately 45-50 minutes. Let cool slightly, then dust with the powdered sugar.
 

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