December 8, 2018

On this blog there is this ultimate chocolate cake recipe. And I use it in many different ways. I decided to make a twist on it and make chocolate poke cake with pear puree. (And yes, the poking part is super fun and I 100% recommend!)

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For the sponge cake

350 g
white or wholewheat flour
250 g
white or brown sugar
150 g
cocoa
1 teaspoon
baking powder
1/2 teaspoon
baking soda
1 teaspoon
salt
6 dl
plant-based milk
1 dl
oil
2 tablespoons
apple vinegar
1 tablespoon
vanilla extract

For the puree

500 g
pears
2 tablespoons
grated ginger
Spices (chili, cinnamon, nutmeg)

For toppings

Chopped roasted hazelnuts and dark chocolate

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  • 1. 

    Start preheating the oven on 180°C.

  • 2. 

    In one bowl mix flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another mix milk, oil, vinegar and vanilla extract.

  • 3. 

    Mix the dry ingredients slowly in the liquid mixture.

  • 4. 

    I used approximately 40cm x 22 cm cake pan (you can use different size – only the time of baking will vary). Place parchment paper in the cake pan and pour the batter in it.

  • 5. 

    Bake for 20-30 minutes. Take out of the oven as soon as the fork comes out clean (you don’t want to over bake it). Set aside to cool down a bit.

  • 6. 

    To make pear puree cook chopped pears in a pan and mash them a bit so the release liquid. Cook them for 3 minutes, until most of the water evaporates. Then transfer them together with ginger and spices to a blender and blend until smooth. Adjust the taste of puree to your liking.

  • 7. 

    Poke the cake and fill the pokes with puree.

  • 8. 

    Top with toppings.

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What I really recommend is adding some chopped dark chocolate to the sponge too!

And a bit of rum in the puree never hurt anyone.

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Chocolate poke cake with pear puree
Chocolate poke cake with pear puree
Chocolate poke cake with pear puree

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