Date posted: 16/01/2019

Flourless chocolate cake with poached vanilla pear

  • Serves 8
  • Timing: 1 hr
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Flourless chocolate cake
Callebaut – finest Belgian dark chocolate – recipe Nº 811 250g
70% chocolate 125g
Everyday Favourites free range medium eggs 2
Everyday Favourites unsalted butter 250g
Caster sugar 75g
Water 400ml
Caster sugar 200g
Everyday Favourites cinnamon sticks 1
Everyday Favourites vanilla pods 1
Lemon, sliced 1


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  1. Whisk the eggs and butter until very light and aerated.
  2. Melt the butter and chocolates together until smooth.
  3. Take the eggs and sugar and fold in the chocolate/butter.
  4. Pour the mixture into a round tin.
  5. Peel the pears and cut into quarters. Remove the core and cut into even sized pieces.
  6. In a separate pan, boil the water with the cinnamon, vanilla and sliced lemon.
  7. Turn down the heat, put in the pears and cover.
  8. Cook until they start to soften.
  9. Take off the heat, drain on paper to remove excess syrup.
  10. Leave to cool before arranging on top of the flourless chocolate cake mixture.
  11. Bake at 150ºC for approx. 25 minutes. When cooked, the edges will bubble up around the cake ring and the cake should have a firm wobble.
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