Talk about a stunner for dessert! This recipe, from BHG.com, 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.)
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…
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.
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…
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?