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Fancy chocolate and pear cake with marshmallow


Fancy chocolate cake

Ingredients 14
Servings 1 large cake
Time 25 mins

Ingredients

  • 200
    g
    stoneground cake flour
  • 60
    g
    cocoa
  • 2.5
    ml
    bicarbonate of soda
  • 5
    ml
    baking powder
  • 2.5
    ml
    salt
  • 40
    g
    brown sugar
  • 30
    g
    sweeteners, such as xylitol and stevia
  • 3
    eggs
  • 180
    ml
    olive and seed oil blend
  • 300
    g
    pears, grated
  • 50
    g
    chopped walnuts or pecan nut
  • 100
    g
    dark (70% cocoa) chocolate, melted
  • 3
    egg whites
  • 180
    ml
    xylitol pinch of cream of tartar oven-roasted pear slices to decorate
 

Method

30-40 mins
 

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Grease a 23cm springform tin with nonstick spray and sprinkle flour over.

1 Sift the dry ingredients together, then mix in the sweeteners.

2 Whisk the eggs and oil together, then add the pears and beat.

3 Alternate folding in the dry ingredients, nuts and melted chocolate into the egg mixture.

4 Spoon into the prepared tin and bake for about 30-40 minutes until just cooked – it should still be slightly wobbly in the middle. Allow to cool.

5 TOPPING

Put the egg whites, sweetener and cream of tartar in a glass bowl over a saucepan filled with hot water. Stirring continuously, let it simmer for 3 minutes until warm and the sweetener has dissolved.

6 Remove from the heat and beat with an electric beater until light and smooth. Spoon dollops of marshmallow onto the cake and scorch lightly with a blow torch. Finish with pear slices.

TO MAKE THE PEAR SLICES

Sprinkle a little icing sugar over thin pear slices.

Roast in the oven at 180°C for about 10 minutes – the pears should be lightly caramelised.

 

 

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