I am back with Apple, Pear and Chocolate Cake

Oh it feels good, very good indeed.

I am back amongst my blogging buddies. It is wonderful.

Things were rather overwhelming in the past 5 months, so I had to take a time-out and concentrate on other things. But spring has sprung and I am leaving everything bad behind me. Making a fresh start to a new blogging year. Good stuff indeed.

And how better to start all over with two of my favourite ingredients, chocolate and pear. I always felt that these two flavours are the perfect combination. The sweet, juicy pear really does compliment the almost bitter dark chocolate. Sweet on a whole new level.


I found the recipe on www.swissmilk.ch for all the German speakers amongst you this is a very good database. It has lots of traditional Swiss recipes but not just those. Often when I just find some ingredients in my cupboard wondering how to turn them into a dessert and I type the ingredients into google, the search engine usually comes up with a suggestion from that website. But don’t worry, the name of the website is a little misleading, there aren’t just recipes with milk in it. 😉


Apple, Pear and Chocolate Cake

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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175g soft butter
200g sugar
1tsp. vanilla sugar
a pinch of salt
4 eggs
200g apples, seeded and roughly grated
200g pears, seeded and roughly grated
300g flour
1tsp. baking powder
150g dark chocolate, roughly chopped


1. Whip the butter until soft, then add the sugar, vanilla sugar, salt and eggs.
2. Mix well until the mixture is pale.
3. Stir in the grated apple and pear.
4. Finally add the flour, baking powder and chocolate and mix well.

Fill the batter into a 30cm long cake dish and bake in the lower part of the preheated oven for 60 – 65 minutes at 180°.