Vegan Pear and Chocolate Cake

Vegan Pear and Chocolate Cake by Sigrilina -- This delicious cake has a strong chocolate flavor that is highlighted by the pears, which in turn add some freshness to it.

This delicious cake has a strong chocolate flavor that is highlighted by the pears, which in turn add some freshness to it. Skip to the recipe.

This might as well be a blog about vegan bakery, I just have a sweet tooth! Besides when I first thought about going vegan my main concern was “how am I going to bake?”. Luckily it is extremely easy. I’m deeply thankful to all of those vegan before us who developed the first recipes and found the first swaps! Thank you!.

This cake is amazing, the crumbs are delicate and the pears add a fresh flavor, without them the cake might be too heavy. Of course, it is a matter of taste! I think that it could be baked, with or without pears, in a square pan and then cut in small squares and served as petits fours and it would be amazing. I just thought of it, I’ll try it and I’ll let you know.

As for the recipe it is important to sift the ingredients so they’ll be airy and will be easy to mix. Another tip is to mix well the oil, with the vinegar and the water, it will help to spread the vinegar that will activate the baking powder. Also, as last tip, is to let it cool well, because it is fragile and might break.

All you have to do now is enjoy it!

Vegan Pear and Chocolate Cake

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serves: 1 x 10 in cake
prep.: 20 min
cook: 30 min
temp.: 400 F

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup of pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cacao powder or carob powder
  • 3.5 oz of vegan 70% dark chocolate
  • 3/4 cup of warm water
  • 1/2 cup of sunflower seed oil or other neutral oil
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar or lemon juice
  • 4 pears
Vegan Pear and Chocolate Cake by Sigrilina -- This delicious cake has a strong chocolate flavor that is highlighted by the pears, which in turn add some freshness to it.

Preparation

Step 1 Preheat the oven to a low temperature 400 F (200 C). Oil a 10 inches cake pan and dust with flour. Tap out excess flour.
Step 2 In a large bowl the sift the flour, the sugar, the baking powder, the salt and the cacao powder. Mix them.
Step 3 Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
Step 4 While the chocolate is melting, in a small bowl mix the warm water, the oil and the vinegar.
Step 5 Pour the water mix into the dry ingredients and mix them well.
Step 6 Pour the melted chocolate into the cake batter and mix them thoroughly.
Step 7 Pour the batter into the cake pan.
Step 8 Peel and core the pears, cut in halves.
Step 9 Press the pears into the batter.
Step 10 Cook for 30 minutes and let cool before serving.
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