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Chocolate Hidden Pear Cake

Vegan chocolate cake with a perfectly poached pear
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 171 kcal


Poached Pear

  • 3 pears
  • 650 ml water
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 2 vegan eggs
  • 125 g vegan yoghurt
  • 50 g canola oil
  • 50 g cane sugar
  • 20 g cacao powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 orange zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate nibs


Poached Pear

  • Add all the ingredients to a large pot. Add pears and simmer until they tender but sill firm.
  • Remove the pears from the liquid and set aside.


  • Preheat the oven 365F. Sprinkle cacao powder on a 900g loaf pan .
  • Sift flour, cacao powder, baking powder and set aside. Pour the wet ingredeints into a flour mixture.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Place the pears in the batter, gently pushing them. Brush the pears with white corn syrup. Bake the cake for 30-45min., or until a toothpick inserted into the center cames out clean.
  • Let the cake cool for 20 min before taking from the pan to cool completely.


Calories: 171kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 95mgPotassium: 154mgFiber: 4gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 31IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocolate hidden pear cake, hidden pear loaf, pear loaf
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