Pear & Almond Chocolate Cake

Pear & Almond Chocolate Cake

I love watching the seasons change and buying produce that reflects those seasons … like peaches in summer, asparagus in spring, cauliflower in winter, pears in autumn. Why would you buy them out if season when they’re not at their best and usually more expensive too. We had friends visit us over the weekend so that was a good enough reason for me to make this and share it with them.  What could be more comforting and welcoming on a chilly autumn day than a gorgeous pear and chocolate cake. This cake was so easy to make and the cider glaze made it moist and super tasty too. The cardamom provided some slight spicy warmth and the tender pear chunks and occasional crunch of almond was a perfect combination.

Pear & Almond Chocolate Cake

Recipe from Honey & Jam

Ingredients

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tspns baking powder
  • 1-2 tspns ground cardamom (depending on how much spice you like)
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tblspn vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 pears, peeled and diced
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup pear cider
  • 3 tblspns brown sugar
  • 2 tblspns butter
  • ½ tspn cinnamon (or cardamom)
Read the whole recipe on Lets Feast