Chocolate-Cinnamon Pear Loaf Cake

Talk about a stunner for dessert! This recipe, from, takes the cake…catch that pun?…haha!……Quick, easy, and made with ingredients most of us keep on hand, your guests will thank you for this one. (And, hopefully, there will be leftovers for you to enjoy the next day.)

Pear with drizzle

The most difficult part is coring the pears from the bottom. We used a super small spoon, and tried to keep the pears “pretty”. Trust me on this one, there is NO WAY to core the pears from the bottom and have it look like the magazine photo….truth in advertising, I’m just saying…

Pears Poaching On Stove

So here we go –

Poach the pears, and CAREFULLY remove them from the hot liquid. You want to be sure they do not break apart.

Poached Pears

Next comes the mixing of the dry ingredients, and the wet ones. Pour in the loaf pan. Here comes the fun part – insert the pears in the batter! Believe it or not, the batter will rise and engulf the pears…very cool…

Spread Dough in Pan


Bake and cool…then….slather on drizzle the top with white chocolate. Now for the hard part: the “cool the cake” part of this recipe….we all wanted to dive in just smelling this baby when it came out of the oven.


One thing I’d recommend: alternate the pears so the stems are not in a straight row when placed in the loaf pan….the cake will look prettier when sliced and presented to your guests. 

Hope this becomes a seasonal favorite of yours! Moist, lots of chocolate, and pretty to look at – what more do we want in a dessert?

Slice of cake




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15 Responses to Chocolate-Cinnamon Pear Loaf Cake

  1. Karen says:

    Wow, how pretty. I’ve used up all the pears from our orchard but next year this is going to be one of the first things that I make when I start picking them.


  2. Serena says:

    Wow! Lovely presentation and recipe! Looks amazing.


  3. Whoa! This cake looks so delicious. Great idea putting whole poached pears on top – it looks gorgeous


  4. Savoury Image says:

    This cake looks so delightfully unique. I would love to serve it at a dinner for my family.


  5. Charisma says:

    Mmm I love that pear in the middle and especially how it still comes out the top! Brilliant idea!


  6. Wow, that is a stunner but I can see where I’d get a little frustrated with the pears. You did a nice job of it though. Look how moist that cake looks.


  7. Gabriella says:

    This is not only such a pretty loaf cake, it is also the most delicious looking one! I love that you’ve used the pears whole. Thanks for sharing! 🙂


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