Italian Delightful Chocolate Pear Cake

Nov 10, 2022

This Italian Chocolate Cake will melt in your mouth. Made with genuine ingredients with just a hint enough of sugar is perfect for an Italian “merenda”, a sweet breakfast treat, or just a a light dessert on  a weekend.

I made it first in October, the week after we came back from Italy. I wasn’ t quite ready for fall yet, but the pears at the local farmer shop looked so delicious and I had to snatch a bag.

Because I have a huge sweet tooth and I needed to reminiscence of Italy, I decided to bust out an Italian Cake Recipe.

Comes with a light hint of cinnamon but once baked it will be almost imperceptible. Because cinnamon is a good antioxidant but I don’t necessarily love it’s flavor, I like recipes that contain just that little hint of it.



Chocolate Pear Cake

homemade chocolate pie with pears and cinnamon on the wooden rustic table





  • 60 grams of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 600 grams of pears


  • 235 grams of flour
  • 15 grams of cocoa powder
  • 170 grams of sugar
  • 8 grams of baking powder
  • 8 grams of baking soda


  • 80 ml of sunflower oil
  • 110 ml of milk
  • 4 eggs


2 pears


  1. Begin by peeling and dicing the first 600 grams of pears. That is approximately 2-3 pears. In a pan at medium to low heat combine them with the sugar and cinnamon and allow them to sauté for a few minutes. If for some reason they get watery, add 1-2 teaspoons of corn starch and mix in really well, it will absorb all the water. Turn off the stove and set aside. 
  2. In a bowl start by adding all the dry ingredients. Mix them well with a fork. 
  3. Make a little circular well in the center and add the wet ingredients. Mix them as well with an electrical mixer at medium speed until a smooth and homogenous cream has formed. 
  4. Proceed to add the pears that were sautéed. Mix them gently with a fork. 
  5. Add half of  the cake batter to a progreased pan. 
  6. Begin to bake at 340 F for 15 minutes.
  7. In the mean time slice the two additional pears and place them on top of the Batter in the pan creating circular rows.
  8. Add the other half of the batter. 
  9. Bake for another 20 minutes or until the center is fully cooked (when entering a fork or a toothpick it will come out clean). 


Rice milk is a great non dairy substitute for the milk

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