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!)
it would be great if you have
For the sponge cake
For the puree
roll up your sleeves
Start preheating the oven on 180°C.
In one bowl mix flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another mix milk, oil, vinegar and vanilla extract.
Mix the dry ingredients slowly in the liquid mixture.
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.
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.
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.
Poke the cake and fill the pokes with puree.
Top with toppings.
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.