Popular in Food

Chocolate-Cinnamon Pear Loaf Cake

Poached pears take center stage in this cinnamony loaf cake. Try substituting sour milk (milk with lemon juice or vinegar) for buttermilk.

Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.
4.0 by 10 people
958 views
Rate me!
  • Makes: 10 servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins to 25 mins
  • Bake: 50 mins to 55 mins 350°F

Chocolate-Cinnamon Pear Loaf Cake

Ingredients

Poached Pears:

Directions

  1. Core the pears from the bottom, leaving the stems intact. In a large saucepan combine the water, 1/4 cup sugar, orange juice and cinnamon stick. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add pears. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until pears are tender. Remove from heat. Discard liquid and cinnamon stick. Cool pears.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan; set aside. In a large bowl combine the 1 2/3 cups flour, brown sugar, 1/3 cup cocoa powder, baking powder, 1 tsp. cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. In a medium bowl whisk together egg, buttermilk, and olive oil. Add to flour mixture. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. In a small, shallow dish combine 1 Tbsp. flour, 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder, and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon. Roll each pear in the flour mixture to lightly coat. Place pears, stem sides up, down the center of the batter (pears will be exposed at the top, but the batter will rise up around them during baking). Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean Remove; cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely.
  4. To serve, drizzle melted white chocolate over loaf. Garnish with orange peel, if desired.

From the Test Kitchen

*Sour Milk:

To make sour milk, place 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar in a 1-cup glass measure. Add milk to make 1 cup; stir well. Let stand 5 minutes before using.

Nutrition Facts (Chocolate-Cinnamon Pear Loaf Cake)

    Per serving:
  • 352 kcal cal.,
  • 15 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 9 g monounsatured fat),
  • 21 mg chol.,
  • 274 mg sodium,
  • 53 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 30 g sugar,
  • 5 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.

Comments

close
close
close
close
close

Loading... Please wait...

I Did It!
Share on Facebook
Uh oh! Please pick a jpg at least 600x600px. Done close
Choose Cancel close
Share on Facebook
Uh oh! Your photo failed to upload. Please try again or visit your profile.
Done Cancel close
No one has shared their photo yet.
close