CHOCOLATE & PEAR FONDANT

It's cloudy and rainy, I was in the mood for baking and felt like a pear/chocolate combination that's pretty much how I ended up making this. I am not the biggest baking fan as I am not that great at it and the finished result is rarely how I pictured it. But I have to say this cake is really easy to make and the result is exquisite. The cake itself is crispy at the top and gooey inside. The pears have been poached and added halfway through the baking to keep them nice and juicy. 

Serves: 4-6

For the Cake:

  • 200 Grs of Chocolate (I used 40% cocoa)
  • 200 Grs of Butter
  • 4 Eggs
  • 100 Grs Almond Flour 

To Poach the Pears:

  • 2 Pears 
  • 250 Grs of Sugar
  • 1 liter of water
  1. Preheat the oven at 200ºC
  2. Peel and cut the pears in half
  3. Start poaching the pears in 1 litre of boiling water and 250 grs of sugar for 15 mns
  4. Melt the chocolate and the butter in a saucepan togheter
  5. Add the sugar
  6. Add the eggs
  7. Add the almond flour
  8. Mix it well
  9. Put some butter and flour around the cake mold and pour the mixture
  10. Bake for 15 mns  
  11. Quickly add the pears 
  12. Bake for another 10 mns

NOTES

* Leave the cake to cool before unmolding otherwise it will break.