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Chocolate and Pear EVOO Cake

1 Medium 12345

Serves 8-10

150g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
100g brown sugar
100g white sugar
220g good quality dark chocolate (80%), melted
1/2 cup Greek yoghurt
1/2 cup Bertolli Light in Taste Olive oil
1/2 cup milk whisked with 2 tsp white vinegar
4 eggs
3 pears, peeled and poached until just soft
Sea salt
Dutch cocoa powder, to decorate

METHOD

STEP 1

Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Line and grease a 20cm round baking tin.

STEP 2

Sift the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the chocolate, yoghurt, olive oil, milk mixture and eggs then whisk until it becomes a smooth batter. Season with sea salt to taste.

STEP 3

Pour the mixture into the prepared tin, gently press the whole poached pears into the batter and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.

STEP 4

Allow to cool completely before dusting with cocoa powder to serve.
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