- 1 cup butter, melted
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 6 1/2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 can pear halves, drained
- 10 walnut halves (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter an 8-inch round cake pan and line with parchment paper.
Mix together the melted butter, sugar, eggs, cocoa, vanilla and flour. Stir in the chocolate and chopped walnuts, mixing well.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Arrange the pears, cut-side down, on top of the mixture. Place the walnut halves between the pears, if using. Bake for 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack before turning out and serving. This cake can be served warm or cold.
Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.
nutrition information per serving
579 calories; 32g total fat; 135mg cholesterol; 34mg sodium; 74g carbohydrates; 4g fiber; 7g protein
These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.
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