Chocolate Pear Spice Cake Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Chocolate Pear Spice Cake Recipe
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Chocolate Pear Spice Cake

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"This cake is moist and delicious especially when served warm with whipped cream. It is a very attractive cake. It looks and tastes as though you went to a lot of trouble, but it is really so easy and quick to throw together. Serve warm cake with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and a dollop of whipped topping."

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Original recipe makes 1 10 inch cake Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr
  • READY IN

    1 hr 20 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch springform pan.
  2. Use an electric mixer to beat the eggs, applesauce, molasses, and butter in a large bowl. Beat in the cake mix along with the cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and orange peel. Mix on medium speed for 4 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pan. Top the unbaked cake with pear slices; sprinkle evenly with the pecans and chopped chocolate.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 55 to 60 minutes. Cool for 25 minutes before removing from pan.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • If you don't have a fresh pear on hand, well drained canned pears make a great substitute.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
May 18, 2009

This is the first time I have ever rated a recipe. This cake is just fantastic. I made it exactly as the recipe indicated except I used milk chocolate chips on the top instead of shaved chocolate. The cake was light yet moist and just delicious. I have a feeling it will be even better tomorrow!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2010

More of a spice cake, than a pear flavor. This is by no means is a bad tasting cake and it is soft and moist, but I was hoping for more pear flavor and should have known better since the pears are just on top. I followed the recipe exactly.

 

9 Ratings

Dec 28, 2009

This cake is great for the holidays. The spices, orange, pear, and chocolate are a great combination and the cake itself is moist and not too heavy. This is one of the best cake recipes I have gotten off of this site.

 
Dec 28, 2009

This was a big hit at my Christmas party. The arrangement of the sliced pears on top looked so beautiful too! I don't know if it really needed the chocolate, but everything else was delicious!

 
Apr 01, 2011

I made this recipe as it is and it turned out amazing.Thanks for a great recipe Carol!

 
Feb 16, 2010

So Moist

 
Oct 01, 2009

This was very yummy! I used sugar instead of molasses but everything else I left the same. This was so quick and easy. I chopped the chocolate really small and could hardly taste it. I will make it bigger chunks next time. I will be making this again

 
Oct 14, 2014

This recipe sounded so simple so I had my doubts..... I took it to a birthday gathering and it was a huge hit, everyone asked for the recipe. I did not change a thing .... it turned out beautifule with the arrangement of pears on top ... looked like it came from a bakery. Thank you for this simple recipe.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 283 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 14.7 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 274 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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