Torta di cioccolato e pere

So another cake for me. This time it is a pear and chocolate cake inspired by this recipe here. And I am using again hot cereal. I like the texture that the hot cereal (which basically are grain grits) bring to the table: it just gives the cake an added crunch that gives the cake more character and makes it more interesting.

Plus pear and chocolate: how can you go wrong? Well I know how: you let it fall on the counter. Like I did. And that is how you end up with the not so good looking cake you see below.

Chocolate and pear cake


Now the fact that I decided to post the cake anyway, bad picture and all, should tell you that it is a really worthy cake. And indeed it is. Delicious! Go bake it!



  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup 10 grain hot cereal (coarse grain flour)
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1/4 cup raw sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pear
  • 1 oz dark chocolate


  1. Whip the egg with the sugar. Add the yogurt, the flour and the cereal and mix well.
  2. Dice the pear (saving a couple of slices to decorate the cake) and the chocolate and toss them in flour.
  3. Add the pear and chocolate to the batter and add the baking powder.
  4. Put in a well greased pan (I used a 5 inch pan) and cook for 45 min at 375F or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Let cool down and serve with whipped cream if you like it.


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