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Chocolate Pear Cake

Fruity, chocolate cake!

time45mins feeds8
Method

Heat oven to 180°C

Grease and line a 23cm round cake tin with baking pan

Slice pears, placing them in a bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent browning

Sift the flour, cocoa and baking powder into a large bowl. Add sugar, ground almonds, eggs and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth and then fold in the butter and milk

Spread half the cake mixture over the base of the prepared tin and arrange half of the pear slices on top. Spread over the remaining cake mixture then arrange the remaining pears on top

Bake for 45 minutes (or until a skewer is inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean)

Leave to sit in the tin for 15 minutes before removing. Serve warm with low-fat yoghurt or ice cream

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