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Pear, hazelnut & chocolate cake

Moist, fruity pear, hazelnut and chocolate cake - try it warm with cream as a teatime treat

  • Prep: 40 mins
    Cook: 1 hrs
  • Cuts into 8 slices
  • Easy
  • Cuts into 8 slices
  • Easy
  • Calories 470
  • Carbohydrates 47
  • Saturated Fat 14
  • Sugar 18
  • Protein 6
  • Fat 30
  • Fibre 3
  • Salt 0.5

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 470
  • Carbohydrates 47
  • Saturated Fat 14
  • Sugar 18
  • Protein 6
  • Fat 30
  • Fibre 3
  • Salt 0.5

Ingredients

  • 100g blanched hazelnuts
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 175g butter, cut into small pieces
  • 140g golden caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 5 small, ripe Conference pears
  • 50g dark chocolate, chopped into small chunks
  • 2 tbsp apricot jam

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to fan 140C/ conventional 160C/gas 3. Butter and line the base of a 20cm round cake tin. Grind the hazelnuts in a food processor until fairly fine. Add the flour and mix briefly. Add the butter and pulse until it forms crumbs. Add the sugar and eggs and mix briefly. Peel, core and chop two of the pears. Stir the pears and chocolate lightly into the cake mixture.

  2. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the top. Peel, core and slice the remaining pears and scatter over the top of the cake. Press down lightly and bake for 50-60 minutes, until firm to the touch. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out and cool on wire rack. Warm the jam and brush over the top. Serve warm or cold.

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