According to you, what is the best match with dark chocolate: Coconut? Raspberry? Walnuts? …?

Dark chocolate is fabulous by itself of course, however with a touch of pear it can be delicious as well. That is the reason why I would like to share this light chocolate pear cake  recipe.

Poire chocolat

Low in Calorie, fat and sugar, this dark chocolate pear cake is absolutely amazing. Moreover, you will not feel mega guilty to eat it. Certainly, you should not eat all the cake but one slice as a dessert will be more than welcome. Even more, this cake is a must to bring to your new year eve party – It is tasty, soft, fruity and once again, low in calories. An excellent way to cut on the excess.

Dark chocolate pear cake

70% Dark Chocolate Pear Cake Recipe

Dessert | Traditional

Servings: 8 | Prep Time 15 min | Cook Time: 45 min

Ingredients
  • 120 g low fat European yogurt
  •  2 eggs
  • 80 g Dark Chocolate
  • 160 g flour
  • 15 g Baking Powder
  • 120 g sugar
  • 2 Pears
  • 20 g Butter
Instructions
  1. Cut the pears in dices and let them dry in a warm oven for 15 min
  2. Soften the butter in the microwave (30s at low intensity should be enough)
  3. Break the dark chocolate in pieces, put it in a bowl, add an inch of water and let it melt 30s in the microwave. Stir well
  4. In a salad bowl, mix the butter, the yogurt and the sugar until you get a homogeneous batter.
  5. Add the eggs to this preparation. Beat it for 5 minutes at least 6. Add the melted chocolate and mix again
  6. Then incorporate the our and the baking soda to the batter
  7. When smooth, add the pear cubes in the preparation
  8. Warm up your oven at 180 C° (380 F°)
  9. Coat with butter and flour a baking pan and pour the batter in it.
  10. Let it cook for 45 minutes.
  11. Use a knife to make sure the cake is cooked. If the blade goes out dry, your cake is ready.
  12. Take it out of the oven and let it cool down Recipe Notes If your cake gets too brown on the top, cover it with aluminum paper, it will prevent it to burn.

Written by Pascaline Pouzols, personal trainer and nutritionist, Barcelona.

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