29 May 2011

Chocolate Pear Cake


I made this cake a few weeks ago. It is one of those you see on a blog and just want to make immediately, bookmark and then forget about until you are looking for just the right cake. (check end of post for Bookmarked Recipes guideline)

It was my brother-in-law's birthday and this indeed was just the right cake. I was lucky enough to discover it over at Cakes, Crumbs & Cooking, way back in November 2009. I cannot believe it sat there all that time. It was fabulous and it totally lived up to my expectations. It is moist and very fudgey. The pear slices are just gorgeous paired or should I say peared with the chocolate. What a great combination.


Well, National Vegetarian Week is drawing to a close and I haven't done much for it. I hope you aren't too disappointed. My father-in-law is visiting from Cyprus, so we have been very busy. I am hoping this gorgeous cake will make up for the lack of recipes. You can find the recipe here.





UPDATE:

When I was writing this post, I was thinking it would be great if the challenge called Bookmarked Recipes was still on the go. So, I got in touch with Ruth who gave me permission to go ahead. So here we go. A new/old challenge.

Bookmarked Recipes


1. I am going to start this challenge every month on the last Sunday. You will be able to submit a recipe to the challenge until the last Friday of the next month. On the Sunday the next challenge will begin.

2. You may post recipes you have bookmarked from magazines, tv programmes, websites or blogs..... Please credit the author of the recipe and ask them for permission if you are posting their recipe, most bloggers are very nice and don't mind if you ask nicely.

3. This blog is veggie, so please have the courtesy of only posting recipes suitable for veggies or why not suggest a veggie substitute if it is just a couple of the ingredients.

4. Mention and link to Jacqueline from Tinned Tomatoes as host and Ruth from Ruth's Kitchen Experiments as founder of the challenge.

5. You can use the logo in your post if you like.


I am going to give a Linky list a go, a visual one that shows your post photos. We will see how it goes and if we all like it.

I do hope this challenge will inspire you to dip back into all those bookmarked recipes.

34 comments:

  1. Wow, you can see how moist it is!

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  2. It really was Pam and I shall be making it again sometime :)

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  3. wow it does look divine (the sort of cake where a second slice is too much of a temptation to ignore!).
    A friend of mine make s a lovely pear and chocolate cake and finds it freezes really well. She makes a batch in loaf tins and reels them out when she hasn't time to bake. You'd never know they'd been made in advance. Although I don't think hers is quite as chocolatey as yours :o)

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  4. That is such a good idea Nic, I must try freezing some, if I can make some room in the freezer.

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  5. lovely cake - looks so pretty with the pears on top and the cake looks so rich and fudgy

    As for vegetarian week - I think that being vegetarian and having oodles of inspiring recipes on your blog is leading the way.

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  6. Awww thanks Johanna, you have made me feel better. You are such a sweetie!

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  7. Jac, that looks so blooming gorgeous!! Wish I could have a slice.

    Maria
    x

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  8. Certainly no need to apologize Jacqueline with a little one and company. I will take 2 slices of this cake thanks!

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  9. Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous. I have ot admit, I don't think I've eaten pears in the past 6 months, they just seemed to have dropped off my radar.

    Enjoy your time with your father in law, time with family is precious.

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  10. Me too Maria, but it is long gone!

    I think I am going to have to make another one and ship it out Val :)

    It is Mangocheek, especially as we only tend to see them once a year. Just wish my mother-in-law had made the trip too. We do miss her.

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  11. Pear and chocolate - wow, I would have never thought of this combination.
    Its been too long since i had chocolate cake!

    Rose

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  12. It is definitely time then Rose :)

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  13. THAT is such a beautiful cake! Just beautiful!

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  14. Wow - this cake is gorgeous.

    And I think having a vegetarian blog is oodles of inspiration for vegetarian week right there :) I love your blog and find so many great ideas on it :)

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  15. That cake looks amazingly fudgy and I'm just going to bookmark it and then maybe use it for your challenge. Like the idea of this challenge so will try to participate. Just seems as though there are rather a lot of challenges around at the moment and I'm finding it hard to keep up.

    Now, tell me, what is your secret. I checked your blog an hour ago and this post wasn't there I'm sure, yet you already have loads of comments. You are one very popular blogger - quite right too.

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  16. Hey Choclette, a good chocolate cake always gets people's attention I think.

    And I know there are lots of challenges around. I think you shouldn't get to stressed about keeping up with them, just choose one now and again that suits the moment for you. I liked this one as it makes me go back and look at all those lovely recipes that I saved to make and never got around too :)

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  17. I'm so pleased that you've made it Jac, doesn't really matter how long it's taken. Your version looks fabulous and Choclette is right, you're very popular - definitely promoting the cause of vegetarianism!

    I'm writing a post about a long-bookmarked recipe right now as it happens, and I know what you mean - it's just too easy to ignore old recipes for something new!

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  18. Oooh it looks fudgy and delicious! Love the pear choc combo!

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  19. Chocolate cake looks delicious.

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  20. It was great C, I am so glad you posted it. I hope you add your bookmarked recipe to the linky :)

    It's a lovely combo Anne :)

    Thank you Nayna :)

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  21. I think it looks decadent and delicious.

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  22. I was rather disappointed it sank Pam, but I changed my mind once I tasted it :)

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  23. That looks just fabulous! I love chocolate and pear; so in a cake that would be dreamy. I totally understand the process of bookmarking something and sadly, forgetting about it until later. But this one is one I have to try soon!!

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  24. chocolate and pear is my ALL TIME fave combination so imagine how much I'm drooling at this beauty!

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  25. What a super combination! And your cake looks dark and dense, Jacqueline.

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  26. That looks absolutely divine - so fudgy - it almost looks brownie-like in the centre. My husband adores the chocolate/pear combination and I think this might well make a great 'alternative' birthday cake for him this year.

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  27. It is easy done Brittany, and such a shame. I am going to try and make an effort. Hopefully the challenge will help remind me :)

    It's one great flavour combo CC :))

    I was really pleased with it Barbara :)

    It was really brownie like in the middle Antonia, which I wasn't expected, but very pleased with :)

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  28. Chocolate and pear is such a nice combo and this looks so good!

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  29. thanks for adding the link - I have a mind like a sieve at the moment

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  30. Thanks Kevin :)

    That is ok Johanna, my mind is sieve-like also :D

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  31. Chocolate and pears sound like a great combo. I love that the cake is so moist both inside and out.

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  32. That cake looks so fudgy! Love chocolate cakes that are deep, dark chocolate like this one and the pears are a nice surprise! Thanks for hosting this event, we're happy to participate.

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I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x

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